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How China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Compares to the Marshall Plan

The concept of “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) continues to be at the center of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s travels abroad whether to the 2015 G20 and APEC conferences or to the Middle East. Despite the enthusiasm demonstrated by China for this grand strategy, however, the strategic goals of OBOR are interpreted diversely by individuals. Recently, international relations scholars have compared OBOR with the U.S.-led Marshall Plan in the post-World War II era, but scholars from China argue that the OBOR and Marshall Plan are not comparable. OBOR is still a conception which lacks tangible strategy. However, predicting the...

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New Policies to Aid Belt and Road Business Ventures

Several policies will be adopted by the Foreign Ministry to help the flow of personnel between China and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, a senior diplomat said on Wednesday. The smooth flow of personnel is the basis for pushing the initiative forward, said Guo Shaochun, director-general of the ministry’s Department of Consular Affairs. “We’ll focus on solving problems with issuing visas to outbound Chinese businesses travelers in 2016,” Guo said at an annual news conference on consular affairs. The Belt and Road Initiative is a vision put forward by President Xi Jinping in 2013 to boost...

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“One Belt, One Road: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities for US Companies”: Speaker Presentations from The Carter Center China Program’s OBOR event

On March 2, 2017, The Carter Center’s China Program hosted an event discussing the theme of “One Belt One Road: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities for US Companies”. Dr Yawei LIU, the director of the China Program and the moderator of the event, and Mr. Ralph CHOW, the Regional Director of the Americas at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council began the event with some introductory remarks. Following this, a panel discussion and Q&A session was held with Mr. Deyou TIAN, Minister Counselor at the Washington Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Nicholas KWAN, Director of Research at the...

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One Belt One Road Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Da Hsuan Feng is and internationally renowned speaker, and the the special assistant director of the University of Macau. By trade a professor of Physics, Dr. Feng lends his unique perspective to the Chinese One Belt One Road initiative. Below you will find a video of a lecture he gave at Stony Brook University in New York on the topic.  One Belt One Road Challenges and Opportunities  ...

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Exclusive: “One Belt, One Road” and China’s International Relations

China Program Policy Paper 1(2), The Carter Center Dalton Lin September 2015 Summary China’s “One Belt, One Road (OBOR)” project is dubbed as the country’s long-term national grand plan for the coming two to three decades. The project is composed of two parts: a “Silk Road Economic Belt” that spans the Eurasia landmass, and a “Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century” that leaves China’s shores and passes the Indian Ocean, the Suez Canal, and the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, as illustrated in the following figure. It is noteworthy that China so far has never pinned down the exact...

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…