What to Know as Europe Travels China's Belt and Road

April 24, 2019

On April 24, 2019, the Forum 2000 Foundation organized a discussion and presentation of the report “What to Know as Europe Travels China´s Belt and Road” in cooperation with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the Department of North American Studies of the Charles University.

In recent years, China has become a major economic and diplomatic player in Europe through what it calls "One Belt, One Road." The Belt and Road poses both opportunities and challenges, particularly for the solidarity of the transatlantic relationship as well as the internal cohesion of the European Union. As Beijing is hosting in late April 2019 the second Belt and Road Forum, now is the time to rethink the upsides and downsides of Chinese investment.

Dr. Daniel Kliman and Dr. Rush Doshi, co-authors of the report, who discussed the strategic agenda underlying the Belt and Road, unveiled the results of a new worldwide assessment of Chinese infrastructure projects, and presented an analytical framework for governments, corporations, journalists, and civil society groups to evaluate the costs and benefits of Belt and Road projects – both present and future. Learn more about the primary challenges associated with China's Belt and Road and read the full report here.