China’s global ambition and the impact of China’s investments on the ground

About this Event

On Thursday, September 3Mary Kay Magistad will talk about: On China’s New Silk Road. Reported around the world, the podcast focuses on attitudes toward China’s global ambition, and the impact of China’s investments on the ground. Mary Kay is a former China correspondent for NPR and PRX’s “The World.”

China’s global ambition is hitting headwinds, from the economic fallout of COVID-19, to pushback against coercive diplomacy. How is China’s signature Belt & Road Initiative faring in the midst of this, as a long-term strategy to shift the center of gravity of global trade and power? What might this shifting landscape mean for the United States? How does the impact of China’s infrastructure building on the ground affect U.S. interests and present opportunities for U.S. engagement in offering an alternative?

This program will be moderated by Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations and Asia Society Northern California Board Member.


Date: Thursday, September 3 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST

  • 4:00 p.m. Program Begins
  • 5:00 p.m. Program Concludes
  • 5:00 p.m. VIP Virtual Reception for Groundbreaker and Innovator Members with Direct Access to Speakers
  • 5:20 p.m. VIP Reception Concludes

Students who would like to attend please contact Asia Society via email at asncc[@]

Link to join virtually via Zoom will be emailed out the day before and an hour before the program is scheduled to begin by Rexille Uy, Director of Programs (ruy[@] This will be a webinar program; attendees will not appear on camera and will participate via the Q&A box.