Pakistan & Kazakhastan: How China is Taking the Silk Road to Financial Dominance


Report Br Dr Shahid Qureshi:-

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is to hold a talk on the China’s Silk Road one belt one Road policy on
28 November 2016, 1530-1630.

China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) is Xi Jinping’s keynote foreign policy concept whose impact is still being understood. This RUSI round table will seek to explore how this initiative is being felt in the region, particularly by Pakistan and Kazakhstan.

From building infrastructure, opening new markets, encouraging Chinese companies to go out, helping the Reminbi internationalise, to forcing China to reconsider its sacred ‘non-interference’ policy, the BRI is changing China and its near-neighbourhood. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in China’s immediate western neighbourhood of Pakistan and Kazakhstan where China’s impact is being felt most acutely.

But what is this impact, and what is China’s intention with its currency in particular within this context. This RUSI roundtable will seek to answer some of these questions by focusing in particular on how China’s financial might is going out, and how this is being felt in Pakistan and Kazakhstan in particular.

Michael Howell and Raffaello Pantucci will be the speakers.