On the evening of July 10, Professor Wang Wen, the Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) and the Deputy Dean and Professor of Silk Road School, Renmin University of China, gave an English lecture on The Seventh Year of One Belt and One Road: Assessment and Prospects to the teachers and students of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The lecture was sponsored by the Joint Party Committee of International Education, Sino-Danish College, and International College, and Prof. Hu Zhengyi, Secretary of the Party Committee of International Education, presided over the event. A total of more than 100 Chinese and foreign students and teachers attended the lecture.
After an in-depth investigation of more than 100 countries around the world, Prof. Wang and his team found that the "Belt and Road" construction has made tremendous progress in the past seven years and laid a solid foundation for development in many fields, including "policy coordination, connectivity of infrastructure, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and closer people-to-people ties". However, with the advancement of the construction of the Belt and Road, the threat theories of the Belt and Road have gradually spread.
As to the future outlook of the BRI, Prof. Wang mentioned that in the past 7 years, the BRI 1.0 has basically been completed, and from 2019 to 2049 BRI will enter the 2.0 with high-quality development.
Finally, Prof. Wang analyzed the strategic judgment of the "Belt and Road" construction in the post-epidemic era, and conducted an in-depth analysis of the various challenges facing the "Belt and Road" as well as the global goals and prospects for the development of the vision. After the lecture, Prof. Wang had a Q&A session with Chinese and foreign students and teachers, and students actively raised their hands to ask questions.
On April 12, Zhou Rong, senior fellow of RDCY join the program The Belt and Road: Face to Face, which was co-produced by by China Economic Net and VSH News Television, and discussed the hot issues regarding the development of China. The following is the full text of the discussion.