Silk Road Economic Development Research Center (SREDRC) and One Belt One Road Research Institute (OBORRI) of Chu Hai College co-organized the seminar on China-Ukraine Trade and More on 29th Sep 2018. Ukraine as a major economy at the crossroad of Eurasia has every potential to recover its past glory. As last as in the Soviet era, it had been the main industrial and agricultural centre of the confederation. In recent years, it has been a major source of technology transfer fro China and given its fertile back soil and its insistence against genetic modification. China’s Belt and Road Initiative aims to resurrect millennium old Silk Road and Ukraine could very well be once again the hub connecting the East from China, Central Asia and Caucasus, the West of Eastern, Central and Western Europe, the north of Russia and the Baltic Sea and the south through the Black Sea to the Middle East. In the beginning, Dr CHAN Man Hung, Thomas (Director, One Belt One Road Research Institute) gave welcome speech and introduced each speaker.
Mr. Joseph Chan (Chairman of the Silk Road Economic Development Research Center) gave opening address.
Mr. Olekandr Romanovskyy (Director, Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine) was the first speaker and his topic entitled “Ukraine on the World Agrarian Map: Export, Import, Prospects of Cooperation between Ukraine & China”. Firstly, Mr. Romanovskyy shared the role of Agribusiness in Ukraine that had 18% of GDP.
Ukraine is farmers paradise in which had largest-arable land bank in Europe and No. 10 globally. Their production of cereals and legumes were introduced.