Sunday, Aug. 20th,16:00pm: On-the-Ground in One Belt One Road: Past and Future Problems and How to Fix Them-Michael Humphreys

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Date(s) - Sunday, August 20 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cafe Sambal, Jiashan Market


China Crossroads and

The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club

cordially invite you to:

On-the-Ground in One Belt One Road: Past and Future Problems and How to Fix Them

Michael Humphreys

Managing Director and Partner
China Outbound Practice
Control Risks

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
16:15pm – 17:30pm

259 Jiashan Lu, Jiashan Market, Block A, No 37, near Jianguo Xi Lu

嘉善路 259弄 37号嘉善老市A栋, 近建国西路, 地铁九号线嘉善路站

Admission: 80RMB


16:00 – Doors Open
16:15 – Lecture
17:00 – Q&A
17:30 – Mixer/Dinner

Please RSVP to Frank Tsai of China Crossroads at

* FCC Members: Please email Frank to get a discount.

Chinese investment across Eurasia in its Belt and Road Initiative is booming but subject to risks that are not completely understood or accounted for by Chinese companies. These include delays in approvals, unrealized deals with local governments, opposition from local workers and/or civil society, compliance with changing local laws, and various security risks including those to Chinese staff, such as kidnapping, insurgency, etc. Today’s talk will discuss past, present, and future challenges, and suggest solutions.

Michael Humphreys leads the Chinese and Korean outbound investment practice for Control Risks, helping Chinese clients with their security and other investment risks throughout Eurasia. Prior to this role, he was Managing Director of Control Risks in Australia. His experience spans most industry sectors with particular expertise in the resource and construction sectors, and has also worked in Malaysia, India, and the Middle East. Prior to joining Control Risks, Michael was an officer in the Australian Army. Career highlights included commanding an infantry battalion, membership of a joint warfare think tank and secondment to the United Nations in the Middle East, where he was an advisor to the Arab-Israeli conflict management process in 2001-2002. Humphreys holds a BA in Geography from the University of New South Wales, an MA in Defence and Politics from the University of Madras, as well as an MBA from Southern Cross University.



China Crossroads hosts lectures and panels on all topics related to China, including foreign policy, business, and society, as well as those on other areas as they relate to China, the idea being that China is both already a “crossroads” of the world and itself at a “crossroads” in terms of its future global influence. For more information, contact Frank Tsai at

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