Feb 16, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
|Where||University of Oxford China Centre: lecture theatre 1|
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Talk by Dr K-C Lin at the China Centre, University of Oxford
In gauging China’s bid to be a maritime power capable of breaking up the American naval hegemony in the Asia-Pacific oceans, Western analysts have largely ignored the dimension of domestic economic geography. This research project examines the maritime economic models of coastal provinces since the Dengist era to trace variations in the physical infrastructure and investment vehicles connecting China to the global value chain and transport and logistics links. Illustrated with case studies of local policy framework and institutional configurations for maritime economy and port development, Kun-Chin Lin shows that regional variations have shaped national capacities and strategic options in the South China Sea and the Belt and Road Initiative.