Belt and Road Initiative

In 2013, the Chinese government launched the Belt and Road Initiative to promote regional connectivity and globalization. It consists of two segments: the Silk Road Economic Belt that will connect China with Europe through Central Asia, and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road that connects China’s coast to the Mediterranean and Africa.

Carnegie Experts on
Belt and Road Initiative

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    Matt Ferchen
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Ferchen specializes in China’s political-economic relations with emerging economies. At the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program on China’s economic and political relations with the developing world, including Latin America.
  • expert thumbnail - Godement
    François Godement
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Asia Program
    Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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    Paul Haenle
    Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.
  • expert thumbnail - Zhiqin
    Shi Zhiqin
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    An expert on European issues, Shi Zhiqin runs a program on China-EU Relations at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
  • expert thumbnail - Lihua
    Zhang Lihua
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Zhang Lihua is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. She is also a professor at the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University.
  • expert thumbnail - Kejin
    Zhao Kejin
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Zhao Kejin is an expert on China’s foreign policy and diplomacy. At the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program that examines the development of China’s public diplomacy.

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