SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION have particular importance for the Belt and Road Initiative and in addressing common challenges for a shared and sustainable future. This context increases the necessity for research collaboration and provides new opportunities for developing solutions towards addressing multiple aspects of energy, environment, health, welfare, and economy simultaneously (BRIQ, 2020) with minimal or no compromise.
TAKING ITS INSPIRATION FROM THE historical Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) sets out China’s aims for the future and its methods of achieving these, while at the same time providing Asian nations on the rise with the potential to realise their economic and cultural dreams.
THE NEOLIBERAL INTERNATIONAL ORDER dictated to the world by the Atlantic System has come to an end. The world is now in search of a new and more egalitarian international order based on mutual benefit and respect for national sovereignty. The last three decades have not only witnessed a shift of the center of weight of production from the West to the East, but also the rise of a Developing World in Eurasia accompanied by struggles in the economic as well as political and armed spheres.