China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative

“China’s Belt and Road Initiative – What does it really look like with its business, national security and geopolitical impact?”
The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) is pleased to invite you to hear from experts on the China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive global development strategy involving infrastructure development and investments now in some 152 countries. Participants include international organizations and countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific islands, and the Americas (Central and South). In addition to an update on BRI’s progress across the world, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on trade and investment are discussed.

“The Digital Silk Road: Business, National Security and Geopolitical Impact”
This webinar is the 2nd in the series and is intended to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the digital and high tech side of China’s BRI and its challenging impact upon non-China tech firms and global commerce.

The Silk Road – Business, National Security, and
Geopolitical Impact of the Pandemic
For our 3rd webinar in the China BRI series, we move on to a conversation about and prognosis for the impact of Covid-19 on that initiative and beyond. The last webinar in the series of three will take place on September 25. More info here.

China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013 to improve connectivity and cooperation on a transcontinental scale through infrastructure development and investments. The “belt” refers to the overland routes for road and rail transportation, while “road” refers to the sea routes. Currently, there are BRI investments in about 70 countries, and investments are estimated to cost over $1 trillion USD. The target completion date for the project is 2049.

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Recent News:

China’s Belt and Road: Implications for the United States
Council on Foreign Relations, March 2021

Report: Weaponizing the Belt and Road Initiative
Asia Society Policy Institute, September 2020

Blue Dot Network: The Belt and Road Alternative
The Diplomat, April 7, 2020

The PRC’s “Military-Civil Fusion” Strategy Is a Global Security Threat
U.S. Department of State, March 16, 2020

Briefing With Senior State Department Official On the PRC’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy
U.S. Department of State, March 12, 2020

U.S. States and the China Competition
U.S. Department of State, February 8, 2020

China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy Poses a Risk to National Security
U.S. Department of State, January 30, 2020

U.S.–China Bilateral Relations: The Lessons of History
U.S. Department of State, December 12, 2019

Background Briefing on U.S.-Central Asian Relations
U.S. Department of State, December 13, 2019

A Conversation with Ambassador Alice Wells on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (and Pakistan’s Participation in BRI)
U.S. Department of State, November 21, 2019

DOD Focuses on China’s Growing Military Capability
U.S. Department of Defense, November 13, 2019

Securing China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Dimensions and Implications
U.S. China Commission, January 25, 2018

China’s One Belt One Road initiative: A view from the United States
Brookings Institute, June 19, 2017