Ye Reflect on 10 Years of BRI Implementation During NCUSCR Webinar

On July 28, 2022, Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, spoke during a National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR) webinar on China’s flagship international infrastructure development policy: the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The event, titled “Ten Years of China’s Belt and Road: Reflections and Recent Developments,” was moderated by Ka Zeng, a professor of political science and director of international and global studies at the University of Arkansas. In her comments, Ye discussed the impact of COVID-19 on BRI implementation, internal support for the policy, as well as competing global policies being developed by the United States and G7. Drawing from her most recent book The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018Ye also examined how China has changed over the BRI’s ten-year implementation, how it has shaped Chinese foreign policy, and the challenges it faces moving forward.

The full event can be viewed below.

Min Ye is the author of Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Making of Northeast Asia (with Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Her most recent book, titled The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 (Cambridge University Press 2020), explores the motivations and strategies behind China’s global economic expansion and considers the implications of the country’s status as a global power on both China and the world. Read more about Professor Ye on her faculty profile