Belt and Road

Dear USCBC Members interested in the Belt and Road Initiative,

In our ongoing coverage of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), we’ve collected some of the most important stories from the last two months that are shaping BRI. There’s a mix of stories; some are good for the initiative, some bad, and the rest are up for debate.

The Good The Bad The Debatable

Please let us know if you have any questions on this topic or anything else—we welcome any and...

Dear USCBC Members interested in the Belt and Road Initiative,

In our ongoing coverage of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), we’ve collected some of the most important stories from the last two months that are shaping BRI. Please let us know if you have any questions on the topic or anything else—we welcome any and all feedback as we expand our coverage of this important aspect of China’s foreign policy and how it affects your businesses.

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Dear USCBC Members interested in the Belt and Road Initiative,

As the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) marks its fifth year, economic and political changes in participant countries have forced the evolution of Xi Jinping's globe-spanning plan. Elections in the Maldives and Sierra Leone are putting some projects in doubt or outright cancellation. Meanwhile, other countries like Angola are still meeting with Chinese officials and inking new deals. The European Union announced a new plan...

Dear USCBC Members interested in the Belt and Road Initiative,

The past few months have seen several developments from the Belt and Road. While some projects have failed to materialize or have collapsed, Xi Jinping took a tour of Africa to sign a spate of new deals on the continent. The development of new courts signals the long-term aspirations for the BRI, while new satellites and potential Japanese cooperation keep BRI moving forward.

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Background: Funding Sources for BRI Projects

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) comes with a massive price tag (with estimates anywhere from tens of billion to 5 trillion dollars in projects), so where is all of that money coming from? Many BRI projects are funded through three Chinese state-affiliated sources: the Silk Road Fund, China Development Bank, and the Export and Import Bank of China. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank, both founded...

As China marks the fifth year of its Belt and Road Initiative, also known as One Belt One Road, the US-China Business Council is launching a quarterly industry update on developments, projects, and useful information for companies interested in the issue.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, started in 2013, encompasses projects spanning Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, and totalling...