Belt and Road Initiative

Comparing U.S. & China Trade in Southeast Asia

October 15, 2020

We look at how reliant Southeast Asian nations are on trade with China and with the U.S. China is the top trading partner for all, but the U.S. Is a key export market for many.

What's At Stake In Xinjiang

May 11, 2020

A symposium featuring a distinguished panel of specialists to discuss Uyghur beliefs and Chinese government policies in the region. 

Video: Tom Narins on Sovereignty and the Belt and Road Initiative

April 23, 2020

Professor Tom Narins from the University at Albany (SUNY Albany) on how the Belt and Road Initiative illustrates ways that sovereignty works that conventional international relations fail to account for. 

U.S. Senate, Hearing on China's Belt and Road Initiative, June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was committee chair of the finance committee and John Cornyn (R-Texas) was chair of the subcommittee on international trade. Cornyn chaired the hearing which included testimony from Carolyn Bartholomew, Roy Kamphausen, Daniel Klimen, and Derek Scissors.

Xi Jinping, Keynote Speech Opening the Second Belt and Road Forum, April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

Xi Jinping opened the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in April 2019.

President Xi's speech at opening of Belt and Road forum, May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

This is the full text of the keynote speech given by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. 

Rivers of Iron: Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David M. Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.