The Heat: Belt and Road Initiative

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Representatives from more than 140 countries and 30 international organizations are participating in the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation this week in Beijing.

From infrastructure to green development, China’s project to connect the world has generated nearly $1 trillion in investment, established more than 3,000 cooperation projects, created 420,000 jobs, and helped lift nearly 40 million people out of poverty.

Joining the discussion:

  • Jorge Heine served as Chile’s Ambassador to China. He’s currently a Research Professor at Boston University’s School of Global Studies. 
  • Yan Liang is a Chair Professor in Economics at Willamette University. 
  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa Security and Policy Analyst. 
  • Einar Tangen is a Senior Fellow at the Taihe Institute and the Founder and Chair of Asia Narratives.