Bio: Dawei Cheng is Professor of the School of Economics at Renmin University and Vice Dean of the OBOR Research Institute. She is also Dean of the MA program on international business and an expert on international trade policy and China's foreign trade relations.
Abstract: The One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative addresses international investment issues. For years, international capital has flowed from low- to high-income countries, depleting capital available to developing world and restricting its development. Will China’s initiative steer the flow of international investment in the correct direction? Can China's investment facilitate industrialization in developing countries? What are the distinguishing features of China's OBOR trade and investment governance? How will China's governance model contribute to global governance, especially at the time when President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from the multilateral system?