BRI 2.0: How has the pandemic influenced China’s landmark Belt and Road Initiative?
China's Belt and Road Initiative is undergoing a transformation after two years of pandemic. How is it changing and what are the consequences for Europe.
China’s grand infrastructure development strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least when measured by the amount of funds lent or invested by China in BRI projects.
China’s isolationism after two years of closed borders, together with China’s worsening image globally, are two important reasons for this trend.
This does not mean that the BRI is dead, but rather that it is being transformed into a different animal.
In this seminar we discussed how this important strategy is changing, as well as the potential consequences for Europe.
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Alessia Amighini, Co-head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
Eyck Freymann, DPhil in Area Studies (China), University of Oxford
Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow
Zhang Xiaotong, Professor, Institute of Belt and Road Initiative & Global Governance, Fudan University
Co-head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
DPhil in Area Studies (China), University of Oxford
Professor, Institute of Belt and Road Initiative & Global Governance, Fudan University
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