Venue: University of Helsinki’s City Centre Campus, Unioninkatu 40 (i.e. Metsätalo building), 3rd floor, room 10

11:15-11:45 Maiju Wuokko: Welcome & opening remarks

11:45-12:15 Valeria Zanier: The role of Business Associations in Europe-China economic relations (1970s–1980s)

12:15-12:45 James Fellows: Cooperation, Competition, and Contingency: The planning stages of the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong, 1979-87

12:45-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Yi-Tang Lin, Thomas David & Pierre Eichenberger: Chinese businessmen at the International Chamber of Commerce, between Business Internationalism and Nationalism

14:00-14:30 Carlos Marcuello Recaj: Chinese food demand and its impact on South America: the case of soybeans (1995-2018)

14:30-15:00 Yuan Jia Zheng: Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment in the European Automotive Industry: A Historical Perspective

15:00-15:15 Coffee

15:15-15:45 Nils Hendrik Hungerland: Assessing China’s Digital Silk Road – A case study of Huawei’s engagement in Nigeria

15:45-16:15 Constantin Holzer: Strategic modernizer vs rule-based transformer: A comparative inquiry into China’s BRI and the EU’s Connectivity Strategy for Asia

16:15-16:45 Closing remarks and discussion

18:00 Social dinner – venue: Salutorget, Pohjoisesplanadi 15