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China's One Belt, One Road: A Reality Check

The world is excited, yet confused about the potential of China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. What exactly is it?

This Strategic Update explains the origins of the idea, who in Beijing really runs OBOR, and the existential challenges to the project.

Read the online edition:

 China's One Belt, One Road: A Reality Check

Download the pdf:

 China's One Belt, One Road: A Reality Check

About the author

Dr Yu Jie (Cherry) is Head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS and teaches at LSE. Her research focuses on decision-making process of Chinese foreign policy as well as China-EU relations. Prior to LSE IDEAS, she worked as a management consultant, specialised at Chinese investments in Europe and Chinese market entry strategies for European conglomerates at London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, GmbH.


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