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China’s Second Belt and Road Forum: How Did It Go?

April 30, 2019

Episode Notes:

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted nearly 5,000 delegates from across the globe at the Belt and Road forum in Beijing to discuss his signature infrastructure project to re-envision and rebuild ancient trading routes across Eurasia.

Nadège Rolland is Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research and author of the book, China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative, joins the Warcast to tell us how the forum went and why it matters. (~11 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:53 ] Overview of the Belt and Road Initiative
[ 1:39 ] Objective of 2nd forum
[ 2:23 ] How successful
[ 4:17 ] Why some critics have become supporters
[ 7:38 ] Overlap between BRI core foreign policy

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