The belt and road initiative

This report provides an overview of China’s ambitious Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, drawing from various sources internationally as well as from within China

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The B&R research project was conceived in August 2016. It explores the opportunities and challenges for B&R countries (including China) in politics, economics, society and culture through desk research, roundtable conferences and workshops.

This approach considers local experiences and international vision, historical achievements and future development.

The report is divided into three areas:

  • Desk research - an exhaustive review of B&R-related policies 
  • Case studies - based on interviews with seven enterprises that are deeply engaged with B&R: China Communications Construction, Power China, Bank of China, Sany, Shanghai Electric, Conch Cement and Changjiang Electronics Technology
  • The third are explores the integration and innovation of B&R. These findings are based on roundtable and workshop discussion with those who are working close to the B&R Initiative.