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Andrea Bulletti, MA Student, Stockholm University.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Economic and Geopolitical ambitions.
I am a master degree student and I am currently attending my Master degree in Asian Studies at Stockholm University. Previously, I got my bachelor’s degree in Language, culture, and society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa at Ca’Foscari University in Venice, during the academic year 2016-2017 I studied at Hunan University in Changsha (Hunan province, China).
My project will focus on bilateral relations as it looks into the China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) - a comprehensive infrastructural project for a total worth of $ 62billion – as a case study. CPEC is located where the “Silk Road Economic Belt” (絲綢之路經濟帶) and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” (21世紀海上絲綢之路) meet. My research attempts to find answers, taking a critical approach, to the major political and economic issues concerning this project.
Jana Fleischer, MA Student, Aalborg University.
China's soft security policies in Afghanistan in the light of the One Belt One Road initiative.
I am a master student at Aalborg University, Denmark, currently enrolled in the study of 'Development and International Relations' with a specialisation in China Area Studies. I have been interested in China for a really long time and after completing my bachelor in sinology and the focus on history, language and culture, I was ready for a more current approach towards this country. 
In my master thesis I will analyse the different approaches China and Denmark use in order to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and why they are interested in a stable Afghanistan in the first place. The aim is to see if these approaches are complementary and possibly be used in the stabilisation process of Afghanistan or if the differ in such a grave way that they will harm that process rather than contributing to it.