On July 10, Professor Wang Wen, Executive Dean at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University, delivered an online lecture titled “Seven Years of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Analysis and Next Steps”. The lecture, which was organized by the Sino-Danish College and International College, was attended by over 100 students and staff.
After visiting over 100 countries, Professor Wang Wen, who is also a Senior Fellow at the Counsellors Office of the State Council of China, noted that the BRI has made great progress globally. The BRI has consolidated multiple fields. Domestic policy from the central to local governments has increasingly matured and international cooperation has promoted the implementation of the BRI, leading to policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and person-to-person bonds. However, Professor Wang emphasized that anxiety about China's rise has spread globally and widespread concern has been voices regarding the threats of the BRI.
Professor Wang notes the future of the BRI will be characterized by current entry into Stage 2.0, which is a period of high-quality development that aims to integrate China’s “century dream” with the establishment of green, open, tolerant, clean and innovative Silk Road.
Wang analyzed the strategic prospects of BRI in the post-Covid-19 era, as well as future challenges of the BRI and its global aspirations.
After the lecture, Professor Wang discussed BRI’s impact on internationalization of the RMB and the local impact of the BRI with both Chinese and international students.
Professor Wang’s lecture was a great opportunity for all participants to gain a clearer understanding of the BRI and China.
“Seven Years of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Analysis and Next Steps”
“Seven Years of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Analysis and Next Steps” group photo
Q & A Session with Dr. Wang
Author: YIN Youwei
Editor: GAO Yuan