In March 2018, the Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend welcomed some of the brightest and most interesting minds from the UAE and around the world to discuss four of the most important moonshot challenges facing our planet. The event was inspired by the world-famous Aspen Ideas Festival that has been taking place in Colorado since 2005, as a place for scientists, artists, politicians, business leaders, historians and educators to discuss some of the most fascinating ideas of our time. The 2018 Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend topics included: “Polarisation: Bridging the gaps”, “Cancer: An end in sight?”, “Artificial Intelligence: Our super-intelligent friend?” and “The Modern Silk Road: A new era of globalisation”.
Martin Jacques delivered the talk below, which was on how China’s Belt & Road Initiative will change the world.
In conversation with him is Julian Gewirtz, a Fellow in History and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
In October 2017, China’s 19th Party Congress adopted the ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era’ – giving the Chinese leader a status unmatched except by Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.
George Magnus, author of the new book, ‘Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy’, joined the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival to discuss the implications of this “new era” for China. He was in conversation with Martin Jacques, author of the global bestseller ‘When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World,’ and Dr Yu Jie, Head of China Foresight at LSE.
This event took place on as part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2018.
In a New Year’s address, Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded the country’s accomplishments in 2017 and gave a road map for China’s priorities in 2018.
2017 has been a big year for China – from President Xi’s travels to Davos to hosting the first Belt and Road Initiative Forum to the 19th CPC Meeting. China is taking the lead across the world and at home. So what’s the outlook for the country this year?
To discuss President Xi’s speech and the future of China in 2018: Victor Gao, a Chinese international relations expert Dan Wang, a China analyst with The Economist Intelligence Unit; Martin Jacques, author of “When China Rules the World” and a senior fellow in politics and international studies at Cambridge University; Jacques deLisle, a professor and director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
A panel discussion on the eve of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party broadcast by CGTN America. The participants are: Zhou Jingxin, Minister-Counselor and Chief of the Political Section at the Chinese Embassy in the United States; Keyu Jin, a professor at the London School of Economics; Martin Jacques, author of “When China Rules the World”; and Wang Guan, chief political correspondent for CCTV America
Appearing on CGTN’s current affairs programme The Heat, Martin Jacques discusses the speech by Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister, to the United Nations General Assembly, following President Trump earlier address, with: Qinduo Xu, a political analyst for China Radio International; Afshin Molavi, a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Sourabh Gupta an Asia-Pacific international relations analyst and a Resident Senior Fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies.
To discuss the future of the “one country, two systems” model in Hong Kong is Zou Yue, anchor of CGTN’s China24, Martin Jacques, author of the bestselling book “When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order” and James Keith, former U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and currently runs the Asia practice at McLarty Associates.