China’s BRI in the time of economic slowdown: what does it mean for EU and Japan

Seminarium “Quad Plus: Is there a Space for Europe?”
June 14, 2022
The course designed for students at the University of Warsaw & the University of Geneva In cooperation with scholars both Universities Winter semester 2022/2023
June 20, 2022


The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies would like to cordially invite all interested to participate in the seminar “China’s BRI in the time of economic slowdown: what does it mean for EU and Japan”. The seminar will take place on 21st of June 2022 at 15.00 at the Auditorium Building, University of Warsaw in room 303. Please find the detailed description below.

China’s BRI in the time of economic slowdown: what does it mean for EU and Japan


General Description:

China has experienced an unprecedented economic growth over the last couple of decades. It helped shape the current trade policies and relations between China, its neighbours and most important partners, such as EU and Japan.

However recently China has been facing increasing difficulties, stemming from, but not limited to, Covid-19, aging population and the on-going war between Ukraine and Russia. This slowdown will impact Chinese initiatives, especially the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative as well as China’s regional and international position. How should then EU and Japan react to this slowdown? How much will it impact their trade, growth and security?

Lines of Discussion:

The seminar will touch on the following: 1. Importance of the BRI for relations with China 3. The economic slowdown and China’s international position opposite Japan and EU 3. Trade, security and the considerations for China’s main partners

Place: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, Collegium Politicum (Gmach Audytoryjny) room 303

Time: 15.00-16.30

Format: moderated discussion


Prof. Daniel Przastek (University of Warsaw)

Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski (University of Warsaw)


Prof. Stephen R. Nagy (International Christian University, Tokyo)

Dr Małgorzata Bonikowska (Centre for International Relations, Warsaw)

Prof. Jagannath Panda ( Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs)


Dr Barbara Kratiuk (University of Warsaw)