Assessment of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Dorothy Wong, Professor of Art and Director, East Asia Center

Concerted efforts to study China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the University began with the major conference, “Complementing and Competing Visions of China’s Belt and Road Initiative,” held on March 2, 2019. Funded by both the East Asia Center and a CGII grant, the conference provided an overview of the scope and ongoing issues of BRI. It has also stimulated the formation of a number of collaborative working groups across schools to address the following topics: Pan-area Study of BRI, Historical Antecedents of BRI, Data Collections and Environmental Issues, Global Smart Cities, and Global Ethics and Governance.