The UP Asian Center will be hosting a public lecture by Dr. Abdul Razak Baginda, “Dealing with the Rise of China: A Malaysian Perspective,” on 16 August 2017, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, QC. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served, and participants are encouraged to register online.
China has arrived on the world stage. Its gargantuan “One Belt One Road” project epitomises its ambition to play a global role. To some, China provides some hope in an environment that could be described as “a global economic growth grinding to a halt.” While for others, China is seen as taking the opportunity to play a dominant power and inevitably perhaps ending up as a hegemon. Not surprisingly, there has been a myriad of evaluations as well as prognosis on China’s current and future positions in Asia and in the world. Given the multi-dimensional powers of China, how does one begin to evaluate this new superpower? What should be the considerations for states when dealing with China? This lecture will try to provide a perspective on how to assess and evaluate China.
Abdul Razak Baginda, PhD is President of ICON Centre for Global Affairs, a private think tank in Malaysia. He was formerly Head of Strategic Studies and International Relations, Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College; Executive Director, Malaysian Strategic Research Centre; and Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College, Oxford. He received his doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford, writing on “China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy” for his thesis, subsequently published by Routledge.
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