Posts tagged development
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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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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Don Lewis: How China is taking the lead in International Trade Law and Policy

In this podcast, world renowned Law Scholar Don Lewis discusses some of the distinctive features of China’s legal system, what is meant by the Belt and Road Legal “Architecture,” including in relation to the Cyber/Digital Silk Road, and the resounding impacts which BRI is bringing to the world of international arbitration and dispute resolution generally, with special reference to the recent inauguration by the Supreme People’s Court of the China International Commercial Courts in Xi’an and Shenzhen – the Silk Road Courts. 

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Oyuna Baldakova: Win-Win on the Local Level. Study of the BRI’s Linkage Effects in Central Asia

In this podcast, Oyuna Baldakova - PhD Candidate at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies at the Free University of Berlin – discusses her research on the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan. Oyuna has recently conducted her fieldwork in the country, and in the podcast gives granular insights on what’s happening on the ground.

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Xu Wenhong on Sino-Russian links under the Belt and Road

In this podcast, Professor Xu Wenhong - Associate Professor at the Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - discusses how China and Russia can collaborate under the Belt and Road Initiative. In particular, he discusses how China’s deindustrializing North East provinces (Dongbei) can benefit from such collaboration.  

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