Introduction to China's Belt and Road Iniative

Introduction to China's Belt and Road Iniative

Sharmila analyses China's Belt and Road Initiative and examines the financing that made it possible. She evaluates the risks, opportunities and implications of the investment.
Overview

China’s Belt & Road Initiative is hailed as the greatest infrastructure project of all time connecting countless countries by land and sea. It will require almost USD$1 trillion in funding. Despite the benefits however, there are many risks and criticisms that have hindered the success of the project.

Key learning objectives:

  • How the Belt & Road Initiative will connect the world

  • Benefits and drawbacks of the project

  • The economic risks that come with financing the initiative

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Sharmila Whelan

Sharmila Whelan

Sharmila is Deputy Chief Economist of Asionomics Group. A top ranked Asain economist with over 20 years experience analysing Asian economies and policy makers.

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