The Heat: Belt and Road Forum

The Heat

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Chinese President Xi Jinping shared his vision for global modernization at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.  

Over the last ten years, China’s Belt and Road Initiative has brought high-quality infrastructure to Africa, Asia and Latin America and parts of Europe. It’s spearheaded over 3,000 projects, worth close to a trillion U.S. dollars of investment. 

For more on China’s Belt and Road Forum, our guests are: 

  • Yan Liang is a chair professor of Economics at Willamette University. 
  • Anton Fedyashin is a Russian affairs expert and Professor of History at American University. 
  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an African security and policy analyst.  
  • Einar Tangen is a Senior Fellow with the Taihe Institute and Chair of Asia Narratives in Beijing.