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? What is the significance of recent decisions by the United States and G-7 countries to create a fund for infrastructure development around the world? Can BRI succeed against the coordinated counterbalancing from the United States and its allies?
Min Ye discusses the current status and future directions of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in conversation with Ka Zeng on July 28, 2022.