A special lecture entitled "Politics and Security overseas Business of Chinese Companies" by Dr. Luke Patey
On June 1, 2017, the
Graduate School of International Relations organized a special lecture entitled
"Politics and Security overseas Business of Chinese Companies" by Dr.
Luke Patey, a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies.
Dr. Patey, explained what kind of challenges Chinese companies are facing and how they are dealing with them referring to multiple examples in Africa, Latin America and Europe.
According to Dr. Patey, when Chinese companies encounter difficulties overseas, their reactions can be categorized into three: adapting to the situation; negotiating to accommodate the local needs; and limiting their overseas business.
In the Q and A session, lively discussions were exchanged among Dr. Pate some 35 graduate students and researchers attended on such topics as the relationship between the Chinese companies and local government and people, the strategy of the Chinese government, the relationship with the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the relationship between private and public companies, the particularity as well as the generalizability of the cases referred in the lecture, and the situation of the countries accepting Chinese companies and investments.