A blog devoted to the Belt & Road Initiative and all things China

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A blog devoted to the Belt and Road Initiative and all things China. Founded by three individuals who have lived, studied and worked in China.

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Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 09.51.18Ravi Prasad (潘睿飞) is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and Analyst at the Center for New Structural Economics (Beijing); an institute focused on Chinese outward investment and the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). Ravi’s focus area is in infrastructure financing and he has worked with the government of a West African nation looking to benefit from the BRI. Ravi is originally from the UK, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs in London and studied at Cambridge University.

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maximusMaximilian Römer (麦礼安) is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. While his previous research focused on the conceptualization of the BRI in the context of evolving Chinese foreign policy, Maximilian is now focused on the sustainability of BRI. Specifically, he researches possible risks for the environment in Central Asia that might arise as the BRI moves forward. Furthermore, he looks for ways in which Europe and China can collaborate on the initiative. Previously, Maximilian worked for the International Energy Agency in Paris.

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Grzegorz Stec (葛瑞) is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and a graduate of MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies programme at the University of Oxford (Jenkins Memorial Fund Scholarship). He earned three Bachelor degrees from Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). Before co-founding, Grzegorz was an Associate Researcher at the European Institute of Asian Studies in Brussels. He completed a training programme at the  European Academy of Diplomacy and a graduate internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing.

Grzegorz researches ties between China and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), in particular, the 16+1 China-CEE Initiative, which seeks synergy with the BRI.

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