Belt and Road Initiative

Cutting-edge studies relating to the China's massive BRI project.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as the New Silk Road, is China's mega plan in the 21st Century.  Springer Nature’s BRI collection highlights the latest research in various disciplines relating to the massive project. 

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2019 China New Development Awards

Springer Nature "China New Development Awards" recognizes outstanding titles by Chinese authors and researchers whose work supports the global drive for sustainable development.

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China’s science silk road

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Science is an important element for the BRI. Richard Monastersky, Nature’s Chief Features Editor, led a team of four reporters in a project to examine how the initiative is shaping the lives and work of researchers on four continents targeted by the BRI.  Read more...

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