TCCIM to Host Belt-Road Initiative Webinar
The Institute for Education and Human Resources, affiliated with the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, is expected to host a webinar on the Belt and Road initiative.
Entitled “Belt-Road Initiative: Investment Mechanism and Economic and Trade Consequences for Iran”, it will be held on September 12 from 10 am to 11.30 am with the aim of sensitizing government and economic actors to examine its effects. and the consequences for Iran, the TCCIM news portal reported.
Topics to be covered include the history of the Belt-Road Initiative and the Silk Road, its roadmap and China’s basic goals. The plans and channels of investment in this project and its effects on Iran will also be closely scrutinized against regional and international competitors.
The event will be organized in cooperation between TCCIM and Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong.
Those interested can register for free on the TCCIM information portal until September 12th.
The Belt and Road Initiative, also known as One Belt, One Road or the 21st Century Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century, is a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving the development infrastructure and investments in 152 countries and international organizations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
Chinese President Xi Jinping initially announced the strategy during official visits to Indonesia and Kazakhstan in 2013.
“Belt” refers to land routes for road and rail transport, known as the “Silk Road Economic Belt”, while “road” refers to sea routes, or the Silk Road Sea Route of the 21st century. .
Until 2016, the initiative was officially known in English as the One Belt, One Road Initiative, but the official name was changed as the Chinese government considered the emphasis on the word “one” to be subject to change. misinterpretation.
The Chinese government calls the initiative “an attempt to improve regional connectivity and embrace a better future.” Some observers see it as a push for Chinese dominance in world affairs with a China-centric trade network.