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The Benefits and Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative

In November, 2018, BFI hosted the University of Chicago’s annual US-China Forum, focusing on China and the Global Economy. Academic and policy leaders from the US and China participated in the Forum, and several participants offered their thoughts on China and the global economy including Caroline Freund, Director of Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Climate at the World Bank.

Freund discusses findings from the World Bank’s report on the benefits and challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative for recipient countries.

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