Sat, Mar 27 | Webinar

Looking at China’s future through the lens of the Five-Year Plan: How ambition matches caution

Francesca Ghiretti is a researcher in Asia studies at the International Affairs Institute (IAI), where she works mainly on projects concerning Chinese foreign policy, Italy-China relations, and Europe-China.
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Looking at China’s future through the lens of the Five-Year Plan: How ambition matches caution

Time & Location

Mar 27, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+1

About the Event

More about the speaker: Francesca Ghiretti is finishing a Ph.D. at King’s College London, where she analyzes Chinese foreign direct investment in the EU. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Asian Languages, Markets, and Cultures - curriculum China - from the University of Bologna, she obtained a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Leiden and the Clingendael Institute. She completed an internship at the European Parliament and worked for Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former NATO Secretary-General.

About the webinar: The Five-Year Plan constitutes the pillar of China's economic development and roadmap to understand where China's economy and society are going in the future. The 14th FYP announced on the occasion of the National People's Congress during the Two Sessions has an added level of relevance, as China prepares for the next phase of its economic development, a phase that will sign the official shift of focus from quantity to quality. The content sets an ambitious yet cautious agenda for China that goes well beyond the economy, speaking to the future of China's society as well as international relations. During this webinar, we will have a chance to explore the 14th FYP in-depth and analyse what it means for China and the world's future.

Our moderator will be Ilaria Tassari, Co-founder and Vicepresident of European Guanxi. She holds a Bachelor in Oriental Studies, Chinese language and culture curriculum, at La Sapienza. Currently pursuing an MA in International Relations in the Digital Era at LUMSA, she’s worked as intern in Asia Studies at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). Ilaria focuses on EU-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, EU and Chinese policies on climate change and Global Studies.

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