“One-Belt-One-Road, Social Policy and Social Development in Asia” Public Seminar Series
【From “Going Out Policy” to the “Belt and Road Initiative”: The Experiences of Chinese Enterprises in the Global South】
Organized by Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Labour Education and Service Network, Centre For Social Change
Since the late 1970’s, the internationalization of Chinese Enterprises has already undertook during the economic reform. From the early 2000s “Going Out Policy” to recent the “Belt and Road Initiative”, China Enterprises have already accumulated years of experience under policy that encourage overseas development. The discussion on Chinese Enterprises in the Global South, however, focuses on macro policies and diplomatic relations. Based on the speaker’s research on Chinese Enterprises in the Global South, there are both successful and unsuccessful cases within the same policy framework. In this seminar, the speaker will analyze the interaction of Chinese Enterprises with the local government and elites, local workers’ relations, as well as the localization of the Chinese Enterprises and the role of Chinese management in the local branches, based on the enterprises’ experience in South Africa and Southeast Asia. The speaker will also examine how these factors are profoundly affecting the outcome of the local development of Chinese Enterprises, and the role and limitation of the overseas policy of Chinese government towards the Chinese Enterprises. This discussion serves as a critical reference not only for the Chinese Enterprises but also NGOs and civil groups who are interested in expanding their works overseas under the “Belt and Road Initiative” development framework.
Dr. Lam Ngan Ting, Katy is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before pursuing an academic career, Dr. Lam has worked for the United Nations Geneva Office on project management in environmental area and international agreement negotiation. Her research specialties are Globalization, International migration and social development, and the interactions between China and the Global South as her major research area. Her latest book: China State Owned Enterprises in West Africa: A Triple-Embedded Globalization, was recently published by Routledge.
Venue：Rm GH405,Wing GH, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Speaker：Dr. Lam Ngan Ting, Katy（assistant professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University）
Moderator：Dr. Siu Yu Kwan, Kaxton（Programme Leader of Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University）