For the past two years, China's rise in geoeconomics has taken a new step with the creation of new international financial institutions such as the Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) and the launch of the "One Belt, One Road" Initiative. The internationalization of the renminbi (RMB) has started, so have Chinese outbound investments, with recent increases in Europe and the United States. Meanwhile, China is also increasing its outreach in other areas such as diplomacy, soft power, and the military. What are the challenges facing the international community, especially the United States and Europe? Philippe Le Corre, one of Europe's China experts, currently based in Washington D.C., will provide his views and introduce his newly published book, China's Offensive in Europe.Le Corre’s book, China’s Offensive in Europe, will be available for purchase and signing after the event by Brazos Bookstore.Schedule6:30 pm | Registration7:00 pm | Program
About the Speaker
Philippe Le Corre is a fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings. His research focuses on China’s foreign policy, Chinese economic diplomacy and soft power outreach, as well as France, Brexit, and the future of Europe. He is also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Science in Washington, D.C. and a senior adviser to Sciences Po executive education division. He is a former Adviser on Asia to the French Minister of Defense and a former Foreign Correspondent in China.