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.
This is part 1 of The Pacific Dialogue, between veteran Chinese diplomat Ambassador He Yafei and long-time American scholar on China Professor David Lampton. The dialogue took place on June 25, 2020, and was moderated by China-US Focus Editor-at-Large James Chau. The conversation focuses on the June 17 talks in Honolulu, Hawaii, between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, the first high-ranking meeting between the two powers in months. He Yafei sees the talks as the beginning of renewed positive momentum, while Professor David Lampton calls for more dialogue across the board between government agencies, businesses and ordinary people.