Initiated in Beijing in April 2019, the Belt and Road Studies Network (BRSN) will be an open mechanism of academic exchange and cooperation. It will serve international think tanks, international and regional organizations and researchers, promote studies on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), share ideas and research findings, and encourage theoretical innovation, knowledge dissemination and personnel exchanges.


Annual Meetings are the largest gathering of BRSN partners. They are set to convene in Beijing to precede the biannual Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF). In years without the BRF, we will organize annual meetings at other locations in China. Academic Seminars may be planned at a chosen location outside China to localize thematic discussions. The BRSN's official website (www.brsn.net) and APP will inform partners of BRSN activities, joint research ideas, and major news and developments concerning the Belt and Road. It will serve as a means to share ideas and published work. The contact information of all partners will also be posted on the website. BRSN Journal will be published in both English and Chinese, to share articles contributed by BRSN partners.


An Initiators council will be formed to discuss activities to facilitate and support BRSN cooperation projects. BRSN Secretariat will take care of BRSN operations, including organizing meetings and seminars, facilitating communications and spearheading global efforts to promote BRSN publications. The Xinhua Institute will host the secretariat. The intellectual property of all partners are respected. Any release or publication of research findings must be authorized.

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  • Initiatives of the Nazarbayev University Social Development Fund during the pandemic

    The Nazarbayev University Social Development Fund has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at supporting the volunteer movement in the country, as well as helping socially vulnerable groups.

    2020-04-23 16:30:56
  • BRI shares development with the world

    Six years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the building of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road during his visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia respectively.

    2019-09-25 19:59:10
  • Seeds reap rewards in BRI regions

    China's exports of homegrown, high-end seeds to countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative have seen a major surge in recent years, according to the head of the sector's top business chamber in China.

    2019-10-29 09:36:20
  • Witness trade breakthrough under BRI

    On Feb. 5, 2017, a train loaded with 720 tons of Kazakh wheat arrived at China's portal city of Lianyungang.

    2019-06-19 15:54:31
  • BRI is the focal point of Asia-Europe partnership

    The Asia-Europe Cooperation Dialogue will be held in Chongqing City, from 1-2 December, and bring together more than 300 esteemed guests from the super continent to discuss the future of their partnership amid uncertain times.

    2019-12-02 10:17:50
  • Chinese investment boosts French BRI hub

    Inspired by a long tradition of friendship and economic cooperation with China, Marseille-Provence in France has emerged as one of Europe's biggest supporters of the Belt and Road Initiative.

    2019-11-07 09:38:15
  • Paving a way for BRI in Latin America

    At the second Forum of China and Community of Latin American and Caribbean countries (CELAC) in Chile in January 2018, State Councilor and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed the importance of improving connectivity between China and CELAC. For this, he proposed integrating the land and sea routes; cultivating big, open markets for mutual benefit; and forging advanced lar ...

    2019-11-22 14:42:48
  • PKU launches international undergraduate program to serve B&R construction

    Peking University has launched "Future Leaders" International Undergraduate Program to train talent and serve the development associated with the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative.

    2019-05-14 10:30:05
  • Belt and Road thematic-forum on think tanks held in Beijing

    The Thematic-Forum on Think Tank Exchanges of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held Thursday in Beijing.

    2019-04-25 19:00:18
  • Belt and Road Studies Network inaugurated

    The Belt and Road Studies Network (BRSN), co-initiated by Xinhua Institute and 15 other think tanks, was inaugurated in Beijing Wednesday.

    2019-04-24 23:17:15
  • Brazilian scholar pushes for better understanding of China, BRI

    From time to time, 43-year-old Evandro Carvalho likes to visit Brazil's Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, and whenever he goes there, he would stay with a particular tea tree for quite some time.

    2019-04-24 17:16:12
  • S. Africa's int'l relations scholars pursue better understanding of China

    As the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been producing tangible benefits for South Africa, researchers at the University of Johannesburg were writing journals and books on the initiative that they deem "critical" for the African continent.

    2019-04-24 15:25:43
  • Revisiting Silk Road, Russian scholar reconnects with modern China

    Seventy-year-old Yuri Tavrovsky hit a wall during a lecture in 2013 when asked about the modern rendition of the Silk Road. The China expert could recite details of the historical road with ease but knew little of the massive transformation the route was set to undertake. He decided something had to be done.

    2019-04-23 18:25:36

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