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Ho Wai Yip

The Middle East in China: ‘One Belt, One Road’ and the re-emergence of Arab Muslim community

Dr. Ho Wai Yip
Sociology/Islamic Studies
The Education University of Hong Kong

The Middle East in China: ‘One Belt, One Road’ and the re-emergence of Arab Muslim community
Wann 13.02.2017
von 11:15 bis 12:45
Wo FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum
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China’s new global initiative, ‘One Belt, One Road’, has been reviving the ancient Silk Road trade route to launch an alternative ‘Go Global’ strategy. Commentators foresee China’s new Silk Road, sometimes referred to as the new Marshall Plan, may reshape the dynamics of the regions and lead to confrontation among the big powers. There are fears that whether China is engaged in neo-colonialism in Africa and may become a superpower in the Middle East.

While dominant policy and scholarly attention has been given to ‘China in the Middle East’, this research project explores another ignored trend, namely ‘the Middle East in China’. Considering Yemeni community as an example of re-emergence Arab Muslims in China, it attempts to explore several questions, including characteristics of rising Arab Muslim students and traders currently exhibit, their perceptions towards Chinese society, as well as potential impacts to the China’s ethnic and religious development, etc.