ThinkChina.dk China Study Project Policy Brief: "China’s Belt and Road Initiative – where to?"

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Jørgen Delman, Tabita Rosendal Ebbesen, Queenie Liu, Rasmus Sehested Thormann, Karina Klaris Dich, Kristina Brunnenberger W. Hansen, Sofie Baun Schmidt

This China Study - Project Policy Brief takes as its point of departure the recognition that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has gained global importance and that we need to understand how it affects the world. The Brief is the result of a Master Class study module on BRI at China Studies, the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), University of Copenhagen, in March and April 2019. We examined BRI as an instrument in China’s foreign policy, the organization and governance of BRI, initiatives to make BRI green, the Digital Silk Road, as well as projects in Kenya as examples of how BRI works on the ground. We also worked on how to conduct government affairs in relation to BRI. This policy brief reflects our findings and recommendations. During our study module, we read and discussed texts in Chinese and non-Chinese languages. We joined hands with the Danish-Chinese Business Forum (Line Elk Hansen) to understand how they work with BRI related issues, and we visited COWI to get a bottom-up perspective from a company that has worked with BRI projects. We are grateful for this collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherThinkChina.dk
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2019

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