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What we have learned from our months-long exploration of China's ambitious yet amorphous "Belt and Road" Initiative.
The need for early engagement of local stakeholders: Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Daniel Russel on the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia
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Economic Opportunity meets Human Rights Issues: Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter, President of the Swiss Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, on chances and caveats of the Belt and Road Initiative.
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Daniel H. Rosen on the founding of Rhodium Group, his daily work as director of the China, India and Asia section and China's newly incorporated role in a globalized world.
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Even though the BRI has been rolled out in 2013, the European Union has lacked a coherent approach in the past years.
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In the U.S. – China relations Daniel H. Rosen sees the chances lean towards opportunistic deals rather than to a sustainable de-risk strategy. An analytical framework could help to at least talk about the same things.
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Although a successful brand all over the world, the Belt and Road Initiative is facing resistance, not just from foreign governments
Hot, sweet and fresh: the spicy dried persimmon and cucumber dish was one of our guest's favorites at the temple style dinner with Jeong Kwan. We asked her for the recipe – so if you can get hold of the ingredients you are in for a treat!
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The buddhist nun and chef Jeong Kwan spent some busy days in Switzerland. In a small mountainous village she met the young chef Rebecca Clopath. On 1600 m altitude they talked about soy sauce, their mothers, and menu planning.
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Historian Peter Frankopan has written a brillant follow up to his bestseller «The Silk Roads». In the three years since its release the world has changed at an enormous pace. We asked him how the BRI plays into these recent developments.

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