On Jan 17th, 2018, The Master’s Program in Public Policy (MPP) at Viet Nam Japan University (VJU), Vietnam National University will organize seminar with topic “China’s New foreign Policy and Its Impacts on ASEAN Countries”
Time: 10:00- 12:20pm, 17th Jan, 2018.
Venue: Room 415, 4th Floor, Building C, My Dinh Campus of VJU. (Located in Viet Nam Australia School, Luu Huu Phuoc Street, My Dinh, Ha Noi).
Speaker: Dr. Pham Sy Thanh, Director of Chinese Economic Studies Progamme, Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research.
The seminars are open to all lecturers, staff, students and interested participants. The seminars are an opportunity for students to engage with both academic researchers and policy-makers on diverse areas of public policy.
The seminar will provide to participants an overview of China's new foreign policy, particularly those related to ASEAN countries in particular and Asia in general. Recently, China has proposed a raft of economic initiatives that capture the imagination of ASEAN members and others, even if these initiatives — such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and One Belt, One Road — do not ultimately deliver promised results. Furthermore, China, ASEAN, and the rest of Asia are also negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which will become the trade centerpiece of the region.
In this context, several crucial questions arise: What are major impacts of China’s rise on ASEAN countries? And what could ASEAN countries, and in particular Vietnam, could and should do to response to this challenge?
About the Speaker:
Dr. Pham Sy Thanh is Director of Chinese Economic Studies Progamme, Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research. Dr. Thanh obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Economic Institute, Nankai University, Tianjin, China in 2008. Dr. Thanh is an expert in Chinese economy and strategies. He has been providing insights on the Chinese economy and the Vietnam-China relationship with Vietnamese Government agencies and Party Economic Committee. He is either the author or editor of four books on Chinese economy and strategies.