Anastasya Raditya Ležaić: A Bridge Project in Croatia Can Change China-EU Cooperation on Infrastructure

On this podcast, Anastasya Raditya-Ležaić shares a unique perspective of Croatia, which has intensified its relationship with China only in 2016. She also discusses the development of the Pelješac Bridge project, which is the first tender for a project funded through EU funds that has been won by a Chinese company.

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Jacob Tomas (谭亚幸): Why Chinese Companies Need To Engage Local Communities To Succeed Abroad

On this podcast, Jacob Tomas (谭亚幸) discusses the issue of sustainability of Chinese projects abroad and shares his unique perspective on how the new technologies play a role in that process. He also talks about the difference in the approach that Western and Chinese companies have towards sustainable development.

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Stephen Nagy: China and Japan Plan Joint Projects in BRI Countries

On this podcast, Stephen Nagy a distinguished fellow of Asia Pacific Foundation (APF) and a long-term resident in Japan discusses the Japanese point of view on the Belt and Road Initiative. As a long-term resident in Japan and a China expert, Stephen provides a perspective of a highly informed scholar not constrained by complexities of Sino-Japanese relations.

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Jia Yu: Personal Journey of a Chinese Investor and Advisor in Africa

On this podcast, Jia Yu discusses what she learned as part of a team doing large scale investing in Africa from both a business and personal perspective. The colorful examples she discusses on the podcast highlight the importance of cultural understanding and the need for building the “soft” human infrastructure as well as the “hard” infrastructure components such as mining facilities, power generation plants and industrial parks.

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Kerry Brown: Belt and Road is China's Biggest Story

On this podcast, world renowned China expert Kerry Brown discusses the meaning and purpose of the Belt and Road Initiative. Professor Brown highlights that China wants to communicate its story and the vision of the future through its chief foreign policy initiative. But communicating and understanding this complex Belt and Road story is far from easy.

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Hannah Ryder: Africa needs Belt and Road. On its own terms.

On this podcast, Hannah Ryder - economist, diplomat, development expert - talks about the recent FOCAC Summit in Beijing, a complex relationship between China and African countries and challenges related to running effective development projects. Hannah highlights that African countries have much to gain from the Belt and Road Initiative, but they also have to know what they want.

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Parag Khanna: The future is Asian. Commerce, conflict and culture in the 21st Century

On this podcast,Parag Khanna, best selling author of six books and one of the leading thought leaders on the topics of international trade, communications, urban development, discusses the Belt and Road initiative, China’s and Asia’s role in the future. Parag’s unique insights on the intersection of culture, technology, infrastructure, cities and geography make this podcast one not to be missed!

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Ankur Shah: Silk Road Explorer Investigating Progress of Belt and Road Projects

On this podcast, Ankur Shah shares his observations from his visits to Belt and Road Project’s sites and stories from his expedition following footsteps of Marco Polo along the Silk Road.

Before listening to the podcast, watch a 3-minute trailer of the upcoming “105 Nights” documentary about the expedition that Ankur took part in. Click here to see today’s Silk Road: https://vimeo.com/237607248

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