GIR PD Dr. Edoardo Monaco was among the guest speakers of a lecture held by UIC President Prof. Ng Ching-Fai  on China's groundbreaking One Belt One Road Initiative. The event was successfully organised by the Chinese Language and Culture Centre to inaugurate its new "Chinese Culture and Society Lecture Series", and brought together UIC scholars who, over the summer 2017, traveled to Prague with a group of UIC students to explore the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative and closely observe CEFC's - large Chinese energy corporation - investment strategy in Central Europe and beyond. MPRO coverage of the event is available at: .