In 2013, the Chinese government unveiled its One Belt One Road initiative (BRI). Covering an expanse of 68 countries and 65% of the global population, the Chinese government is looking to invest up to $900 billion USD of infrastructure investments over the next decade, broadening China’s already pervasive economic influence. This panel discussion, Belt and Road Initiative: How to Mitigate the Governance Impacts, will examine the impact of BRI and increased capital inflow on public governance and democratic institutions in recipient countries. David Dollar, a Senior Fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, will be joined by Catherine Tai, CIPE's Program Officer for Asia, and Professor Richard Javad Heydarian, author of Asia’s New Battlefield: US, China & the Struggle for Western Pacific.
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Andrew Wilson, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
David Dollar, Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
Richard Javad Heydarian, ADR-Stratbase Institute Fellow and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist
Catherine Tai, Program Officer for Asia, CIPE
Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Managing Director for Programs, CIPE (discussion moderator)