22 March 2018


Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon, 8bis, Brussels

Along with its rapid economic growth, China’s influence in world affairs has increased tremendously in the last years. The 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 2017 and the 13th National People’s Congress in March 2018 outlined the strategy for China’s development in the new era. How to understand the Grand Strategy of China? Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations, the Brussels Academy for China and European Studies (BACES) and the Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) invite you to join an academic debate with three renowned scholars from China.




17:30 – 18:00 Registration

18:00 – 19:00 Presentations

Chair: Prof. Dr. Sven BISCOP, Egmont & Ghent University

l Prof. Dr. Jian XU, Vice President, China Institute of International Studies

l Prof. Dr. Canrong JIN, Associate Dean, School of International Studies, Renmin University

l Prof. Dr. Yufan HAO, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macao

19:00 – 19:30 Discussion

Closing remarks: Prof. Dr. Xinning SONG, Confucius Institute, VUB


Register here by 15 March.