ScienceLounge with Jürgen Steiger

EEGA’s next ScienceLounge „China’s New Silk Road: Mega-project with a Global Impact?“ takes place on June 19, 5pm at the Tagungslounge Leipzig, Katharinenstraße 6, 04109 Leipzig.

Over the past five years, China has invested more than 25 billion US dollars in infrastructure projects as part of the Silk Road Initiative. In the upcoming years, the management intends to further advance its mega-project with 64 billion US dollars. This was announced by state and party leader Xi Jinping at the close of a two-day Silk Road summit in Beijing at the end of April. Billions will be invested in transport facilities and other infrastructure projects to open up new trade routes to Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. But what role do security and foreign policy considerations play? And how do the neighbours of the enormous country react?

Together Jürgen Steiger, senior advisor GIZ, and Dirk Böttner-Langolf, Fraunhofer IMW, will discuss which national, regional and global consequences are to be expected.

You are cordially invited to join the event in this year’s summer edition of the Leibniz ScienceCampus „Eastern Europe – Global Area“ ScienceLounge.

Please register via e-mail: or online.