Title

China’s “New” Silk Road

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

The "New" Silk Road - the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - is China's grand idea for the 21st century, promising to transform international development assistance for health. Named after the ancient network of terrestrial and maritime routes, BRI represents a massive USD$1 trillion investment in trade and cultural exchange, stretching through Eurasia and connecting to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Flynn Murphy's Feature reveals glaring global tensions about BRIs impact-will China forge a new paradigm for global health or is BRI a modern form of colonialism? What are BRI's promises and perils, and how could China reform BRI to genuinely advance the right to health?

Publication Citation

Lawrence O. Gostin, China’s “New” Silk Road, 360 Brit. Med. J. (Online) Feb. 22, 2018.

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