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Aug 5, 2022

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was first discussed ten years ago. What has happened over the past ten years? Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, BRI’s current state and future trajectories are more confusing and controversial than ever. Do China’s leading coalitions still support BRI? Min Ye discusses the current status and future directions of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in conversation with Ka Zeng.

0:00 Introduction

2:20 Who are the BRI actors?

7:48 Global and domestic impact

14:39 Transparency and corruption

20:30 U.S.-China competition

30:14 Economy

32:24 Cooperation

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