When Chinese President Xi Jinping described the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the ‘project of the century’, he might have sounded overly ambitious. The reality is that it is hard to find a project that can rival the scale and reach of Beijing’s New Silk Road.
In this event, our speakers discussed how countries involved in the BRI need to balance welcoming BRI investments to build infrastructure and increase prosperity, with finding ways to shield themselves from the activities of criminals eager to exploit and infiltrate new infrastructural projects and put their hands on the extra cash injected into local economies.
Virginia Comolli, Senior Analyst, GI-TOC
Peiying Loh, Storyteller; Head & Chief Editor, Kontinentalist
Duncan Gumba, Research Consultant ENACT Project, ISS
Read the report: https://globalinitiative.net/analysis/bri-crime/