The Heat: Belt and Road – The Next 10 Years

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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. 

Building on its past accomplishments China has laid out an action plan for Belt and Road Initiative’s next decade focusing on such key areas as infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade, and cooperation in new fields such as health, green development and technology innovation.

To discuss BRI’s next decade, our guests are: 

  • Jorge Heine served as the Chilean Ambassador to China. He’s currently a Research Professor at Boston University’s School of Global Studies. 
  • Emmanuel Matambo is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg’s Center for Africa-China Studies. 
  • Dragana Mitrovic is a Political Economy and China Studies Professor at the University of Belgrade. 
  • Andy Mok serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing.