The Silver Way-OBOR: Models of Globalization
Date: 9th October
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
China's outward globalisation to its west and south has been given the name "One Belt One Road", and has been seen as a modern-day reincarnation of the historical Silk Road (or Roads).
China's increasing ties with Spanish America and the Philippines also have a historical precedent: for 250 years, the "Manila galleon" were the transports for "the Silver Way" (or "ruta de la plata"), bringing American silver to underpin China's money supply and talking back silk, porcelains and other goods for the American and European markets. Indeed, starting in 1565, the Silver Way ushered in our current globalised world.
In this session, experts who cover modern trade and investment relations between the countries of the Silver Way will discuss the significance of China's outward globalisation East across the Pacific and the current developments in relations between China and "el mundo hispano", in which Hong Kong and its institutions potentially have a central role to play.