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Manchester China Institute 曼彻斯特中国研究院

A great turnout for MCI event 'A conversation with Dr Flora Sapio'

17 October 2018

Dr Flora Sapio from University of Naples "L'Orientale" was welcomed by MCI on 10 October for a talk on European reactions to the One Belt One Road Initiative.

More than 20 people gathered in the MCI reading room on Wednesday 10 October 2018 for an informal conversation with Dr Flora Sapio.

Comparing Deng Xiaoping's famous policy of reform and opening up (gaige kaifang) and the Belt and Road Initiative (BIR) promoted by Xi Jinping, Flora explored similarities of early European reactions to the two policies. 

Dr Flora Sapio is internationally renowned for her sophisticated analyses of themes related to globalisation, and ranging from legal theory to politics, from economy and society to political communication.

She has taught or given lectures and presentations in China, the Hong Kong SAR, the United States, Australia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

She is the author or editor of five books and more than 40 research articles in English and Chinese, a commentator on contemporary issues, and a peer reviewer for major Western academic publishers.

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