Skip to the main content

All Roads Lead to China: The Belt and Road Initiative, Explained

Earlier this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed a crowd gathered for the second summit of his signature infrastructure policy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)...With the BRI, Xi is signaling China’s readiness to reprise a more proactive geopolitical role, according to Mark WU, a BKC Co-Director, Harvard Law professor, and international trade expert.

“President Xi, much more than his predecessors, is assertive of this idea of the China dream — part of [which] is about national rejuvenation and China rightfully stepping back onto the global stage,” he said.

Read more in PBS Frontline