What Did Chinese People Think of the Belt and Road Forum?
There is no doubt the BRI is an extraordinarily ambitious project. There are many risks to its success. However, its ultimate purpose is to maintain the CPC leadership by demonstrating to the Chinese people that the Party has the things that matter to them under control. In that regard, the Belt and Road Forum has been a huge success, demonstrating to the population that their president is a global statesman with visionary ideas that will change China and the world for the better. This warm glow is a critical victory for the leadership in the lead up to the 19th Party Congress later this year. Read more