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PERSPECTIVES ON THE BELT  AND ROAD INITIATIVE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR EXCHANGE AND  COOPERATION BETWEEN CHINA AND TURKEY

PERSPECTIVES ON THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN CHINA AND TURKEY

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY-CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE

“PERSPECTIVES ON THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN CHINA AND TURKEY” CONFERENCE PROGRAM

DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2019; VENUE: METU KKM HALL A

 

 

09.00-09.30    Registration  

 

09.30-10.00    Opening ceremony   

 

10.00-11.45    Session I – Understanding the Belt and Road Initiative 

Session Chair: Şerif Onur BAHÇECİK (Middle East Technical University)

 Investigating China's Growth Miracle to Understand BRI Perspectives 

Yüksel GÖRMEZ (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey) 

Belt and Road Initiative: A subject to change strategy 

Kadir TEMİZ (İstanbul Şehir University)

The opportunities and problems for the Middle East Countries under the Belt and Road  LIN Fengmin (Peking University) 

Non-Western Donors in International Development: A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Turkish Aid 

Şerif Onur BAHÇECİK (Middle East Technical University)  

 

11.45-13.45    Lunch break  

 

13.45-15.15    Session II – Turkey’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative 

Session Chair: Zafer ATEŞ (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey) 

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Turkey’s “Asia Anew” Initiative: Promising Mechanisms for Strengthening the Strategic Partnership between Beijing and Ankara 

Oktay TANRISEVER (Middle East Technical University) 

Turkey and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road 

Altay ATLI (Koç University) 

The Belt and Road and Turkey’s Middle Corridor Initiative: Revival of the Ancient Silk Road 

Zafer ATEŞ (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey)  

 

15.15-15.30    Tea and coffee break  

 

15.30-17.00    Session III- Social and Cultural Dimensions of the Belt and Road Initiative

Session Chair: MENG Guangjie (The Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters) 

Sino-Turkish Relations: Progressions, challenges and opportunities 

Seriye SEZEN (Ankara University) 

Innovation of Chinese Language Educational Model of Confucius Institutes under the Background of BRI 

LI Dan (Xiamen University) 

"The Belt and Road" in the Context of Mandarin Economic Value Mining in Turkey 

MENG Guangjie (The Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters)  

 

17.00-17.15    Closing ceremony