Seminar: A Christian Response to China's One Belt One Road Initiative: Finding an Asian Christian Vision of Development between the Economic Theories of Amartya Sen and China's One Belt One Road Initiative
Date: 15 July 2017, Saturday
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Recently, China presents the “One Belt One Road” initiative which focuses on trade, infrastructure and technology, while also touching on issues of mutual respect and collaboration, as well as caring for the poor. Professor Amartya Sen, the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998, does not limit his economic theories to the distribution of commodities and wealth, but extends them also to ethical concepts like human rights and freedom as the means and the goal of economic development. Can Professor Sen’s theory supplement China’s vision for tomorrow?
Between these distinctly different views of economic development, Christians are charged with the biblical mandates of “Love Thy Neighbors” and “Remember the Poor”. How will Asian Christians form an integrated vision of development amidst rapid changes in global economic trends?
Venue: Lumina College
3/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street, Jordan, Kowloon.
Seminar will be conducted in Cantonese
A Christian Response to China’s One Belt One Road Initiative:
Finding an Asian Christian Vision of Development between the Economic Theories of Amartya Sen and China’s One Belt One Road Initiative
Speaker: Dr CHAN Kai-Pak
Pastor at Boston Chinese Church of Saving Grace
D.Min., Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary
M.Eng., Massachusetts Instititute of Technology
Respondent: Prof LEUNG Siu-Fai
Head and Professor, Department of Economics,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Moderator: Dr NG Tze-Ming, Peter
Senior Researcher Lumina College Research Institute
Ph.D., University of London Institute of Education
Group photo of the seminar
Return to list