How has the pandemic affected the BRI?

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic reshaped the scope and ambition of China's Belt and Road Initiative?

Publishing date
06 July 2022

Since its announcement in 2013, BRI has only grown in economic and political relevance. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns, the mega project is at a standstill. Is the scope and ambition of BRI permanently shaped?

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Alicia García-Herrero and Xue Gong, to discuss the context, present, and future of BRI in relation to the pandemic and foreign relations.

This episode is part of the ZhōngHuá Mundus series of The Sound of Economics.

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