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IV Eurasian Research on Modern China and Eurasia

Program

Organized by: “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, Foundation, Armenia

Supported by:  Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Armenia.

Dress Code: Business attire or national dress.

Working language: English

Zoom Broadcast:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qBlDmy2YQgu76rYzKSbi8Q

Webinar ID:  830 8846 6936 and Passcode: 071438

December 2, 2022, Artashat Hall
Registration (10:30 Yerevan Time)
Welcome Address and Opening Remarks (11:00-12:
15)

H. E. Mr. Yong Fan (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Armenia).

Mrs. Gohar Barseghyan (Director, Integration Development Department in the Eurasian Economic Commission, Eurasian Economic Union). (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Gor Tsarukyan (Director, Public Relations and Information Center of Staff of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia).

H.E. Mrs. Zheng Wei (Secretary General, The Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization). (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director, China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia, 2022 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong).

Family Photo of Conference Speakers and Special Guests, Reception (12:20-12:55)

Plenary Session (13:00-14:30)

Prof. Dr. Heinz Gärtner (Chair, Advisory Board, International Institute for Peace; Professor, University of Vienna; Chair, Advisory Committee for Strategy and Security Policy of the Scientific Commission at the Austrian Armed Forces, Austria), /Keynote Speech/.

Prof. Dr. Alejandro Reyes (Director, Knowledge Dissemination Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, China). /Keynote Speech/. (Via ZOOM).

Prof. Dr. Linda Chelan Li (Director, Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, China), /Keynote Speech/. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Bin MA (Deputy Director, the Center for SCO Studies, Fudan University, China). /Keynote Speech/. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. David Morris (Vice Chair, UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network, Senior Research Fellow, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Director, David Morris Projects OÜ). /Keynote Speech/.

Moderator: Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director, “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia, 2022 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong).

Panel 1. (14:40-15:35) China’s Digital Silk Road, Cybersecurity and Eurasia: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Anahit Parzyan (“China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia), “China and Digital Leadership in Eurasian Cyberspace”.

Dr. Magdalena Łągiewska (University of Gdańsk, Poland; Research Associate, University of Oxford, UK), “Legal Aspects of the Digital Silk Road: New Trends and Challenges”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Giorgio Caridi  (E-Campus University, Italy), “Tackling Environmental Worries and Social Tensions Through E-Government Systems in Eurasia and China”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director, “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia, 2022 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong), “China’s Digital Silk Road and Eurasian Economic Union: Challenges and Opportunities”

Moderator:Prof. Dr. Heinz Gärtner (Chair, Advisory Board, International Institute for Peace; Professor, University of Vienna; Chair, Advisory Committee for Strategy and Security Policy of the Scientific Commission at the Austrian Armed Forces, Austria).

Coffee/Pasties (15:40-15:55)

Panel 2. (16:00-17:45) China, Belt and Road Initiative, South Caucasus and the Middle East

Dr. Shi Jing (Tsinghua University, China), “The Logic of the Belt and Road Initiative for Connectivity in the South Caucasus: Practical Content and Correspondence to Local Policy” (Via ZOOM).

Prof. Dr. Eyup Saritas (Istanbul University, Turkey), “Two Important Cultural Levels of the Belt and Road Initiative: Armenia and China”.

Dr. Connor Judge (Ashoka University, India / Harvard-Yenching Institute, US), “Mongolia in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Choosing between China, Russia and Connectivity”.

Prof. Dr. Süreyya Yiğit (New Vision University, Georgia), “The Eurasian Reach of China: BRI 2.0”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Anand V. (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India), “Geopolitical Considerations in China’s Engagement with the South Caucasus”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Shameer Modongal (University of Kerala, India), “The US in the Middle East: A Facilitatoror Competit or for China?”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Máté Szalai (Ca’ Foscari University, Italy), “The GCC States and China: Influence- and Relationship-Building in Traditional and Non-Traditional Ways”.

Dr. Emre Demir (Ted University, Turkey), “Trading State Moment in Turkey-China Relations”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Mohamad Zreik (Independent Researcher, Lebanon), “Modern Chinese Strategy toward the Middle East: A Case Study of the Belt and Road Initiative Relevancy to Lebanon”. (Via ZOOM).

Moderator: Dr. Alexander Korolev (Deputy Head of Eurasian Sector, Higher School of Economics, Russia).

Panel 3. (17:50-18:40)  China, Great Powers and Colliding Interests between the East and the West in Eurasia. Case Study of Hong Kong

Dr. Greg Simons (Uppsala University, Sweden; Turiba University, Latvia),“Great Power Competition in Eurasia: Actions and Reactions in a Transforming Global Geopolitical Order”. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Midas A. van Dijk and Mr. Chris B. Wensink (Co-authors of Regionalizing Eurasia, Leiden University Press, 2022), “The Regionalization of Eurasia: Why Regions are the Future?”.

Dr. Sanja Arežina (Counselor with the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Senior Research Associate- Associate Professor at University of Belgrade, Serbia. 2022 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong),“Between Geopolitics and Economy – Is It possible Balancing between the East and the West in the Time of Uncertainty?”. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Jason Yip (CEO at MWYO, Hong Kong, China) and Mr. Brian Wong (Rhodes Scholar and Tutor in Politics, University of Oxford), “Understanding Hong Kong’s Political Trajectory through Lenses of Great Power Politics”. (Via ZOOM).

Moderator: Dr. Anahit Parzyan (“China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia).

Coffee/Pasties (18:45-19:30)

December 3, 2022, Tarson Hall

Coffee/Pasties  (10:30-10:55)

Panel 4. (11:00-12:10) Indo-Pacific Strategies: Evaluating Central Asia’s Centrality in Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Terms

Dr. Li-Chen Sim (Khalifa University, UAE) and Dr. Farkhod Aminjonov (Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies, Kazakhstan), “Geo-Economics and Central Asia’s Indo-Pacific Outlook”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Kei Hakata (Seikei University, Japan) “Mapping Out “Indo-Pacific Plus” Strategies across Terrestrial Eurasia”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Brendon J. Cannon and Dr. Ash Rossiter (Khalifa University, UAE), “Rethinking Hegemony in the Heartland: The Indo-Pacific and the Centrality of Central Eurasia”. (Via ZOOM).

Moderator: Dr. Li-Chen Sim, (Khalifa University, UAE).

Panel 5. (12:15-13:30) The Roles of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization. China and India in Central Asia

Dr. Srinivas Junuguru (Woxsen University, India), “Can the BRICS be a Force for the Revival of China’s Economy?”. (Via ZOOM).

Mrs. Merve Erkan Aydin (Ph.D. Candidate, Shanghai University, China), “Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s Contribution to Counterterrorism in Central Asia”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Singh (University of Delhi, India), “Central Asia: Emerging Indian and Chinese Interests”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Tamas Dudlak (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), “Dragonfire: Chinese Natural Gas Relations in Central Asia”.

Dr. Zhengji Ju (Nanjing University, China), “The Diplomatic Activities of the TIRET Regime and Its Quick Demise”. (Via ZOOM).

Moderator: Dr. Bin MA (Deputy Director, the Center for SCO Studies, Fudan University, China). (Via ZOOM).

Panel 6. (13:35-14:40) China and Russia in Southeast Asia and East Asia: Cooperation and Disputes between Global and Regional Powers

Dr. Alexander Korolev (Higher School of Economics, Russia), “Russia-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Amidst Regional Fragmentation”.

Asst. Prof. Aletheia Kerygma B. Valenciano (University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines), “China’s Track II Diplomacy in Southeast Asia: Regional Causes and Domestic Politics”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Matthieu Grandpierron and Dr. Eric Pomès (Catholic Institute of Vendée, France)“History and Emotions as Drivers of Chinese Discourses on the South China Sea Disputes as Promoters of an Alternative World Order”.

Dr. Alina Afonaseva (Institute of China and Contemporary Asia, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), “Chinese Diaspora in the Southeast Asia and its Role in the Development of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Arusyak Hovhannisyan (RUDN University, Russia), “China’s Relations with East Asian Neighbours and the ‘Asian Paradox’. (Via ZOOM).

Moderator: Mr. David Morris (Vice Chair, UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network, Senior Research Fellow, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Director, David Morris Projects OÜ).

Coffee/Pasties (14:45-15:05)

Panel 7. (15:10-16:15) Sino-Russian Relations and Eurasia: Ukrainian Issue, Polar Silk Road, People to People Contacts

Prof. Dr. Zalesskaia Olga(Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University, Russia), “Evolution of Russian-Chinese Relations in Humanitarian Sphere in Post-Soviet Period”. (Via ZOOM).

Dr. Evgenii Gamerman (Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)Russian-Chinese Relations in the Context of the Conflict in Ukraine”. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Artur Simonyan (Doctoral Candidate, School of Law, University of Tartu, Estonia), “Do Eurasian International Relations Require Eurasian International Law?”. (Via ZOOM).

Mgr. Jan Železný (Ph.D. Student University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic), “The Dragon and the Bear on the Polar Silk Road – The Analysis of the China-Russia Cooperation in the Arctic and Its Impact on the Great-Power Competition in the High North”. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Adrian López Fleming (University of Barcelona, Spain), “Special Forces in the Era of Returning Great Power Competition: The Case of China and Russia”. (Via ZOOM).

Moderator: Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director, “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia, 2022 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong)

Panel 8. (16:20-17:55) China’s Relations with European States and the US

Dr. Gina Panagopoulou (University of Piraeus, Greece), “The US – China Competition in Eurasia: the Case of Greece”. (Via ZOOM).

Mrs. Lolita Krasikova (Higher School of Economics, Russia), “EU and China: Partners or Adversaries?”.

Mr. Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa (2022 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong, China), “Are China and the EU More Partners than Rivals?”. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Maximilian Ohle (Ph.D. Candidate, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany), “To Hedge or Not to Hedge: Unboxing Germany’s Political and Economic Relations with China”.

Mr. Orazio Gnerre (Ph.D. Student, University of Perugia, Italy), “Relations between China and Italy in the Context of the Development of the World Market”. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Radu Sava (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bucharest, Romania), “Developing a Post-Pandemic Cooperation? China, Romania and the East-Central European Multi Bilateralism”.

Mr. Dmitry Erokhin (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria), Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment to the Central and Eastern European Countries in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World”. (Via ZOOM).

Mr. Ahmed Bux Jamali (Ph.D. Candidate, Shanghai International Studies University, China), Dr. Mehmood Hussain (University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir) and Dr. Professor Hongsong Liu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China), “US-China Competition: Framing New Security Architecture in the Indian Ocean Region”. (Via ZOOM).

Moderator: Ms. Wendy Weng (Director of Research, China – United States Exchange Foundation, Hong Kong, China).

Official Closing Ceremony of the Conference (18:10).

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