Dr. Ivo Ganchev Shares Expertise on the BRI on an IR Podcast
Dr. Ivo Ganchev, Vice-Chairman of the Bulgaria-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCCI) and a leading expert on China’s foreign policy, was recently interviewed by IR Thinker, a podcast that explores the latest trends and developments in international relations. In the episode, Dr. Ganchev discussed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s ambitious global infrastructure plan that aims to connect Asia, Europe, Africa and beyond.
Dr. Ganchev provided a comprehensive overview of the BRI, its definition, nature, objectives, beneficiaries, governance, funding, challenges and opportunities. He also addressed some of the common concerns and misconceptions about the BRI, such as its impact on debt, transparency, geopolitics and regional integration. He shared his insights on the BRI’s resilience to global changes, its potential synergies with other initiatives such as the EU’s Global Gateway, and its role in advancing China’s vision of a community of shared future for mankind.
The podcast episode, titled “Belt and Road Initiative – Ivo Ganchev | 2023 Episode 24”, is available on YouTube and other platforms. It is part of IR Thinker’s series of conversations with prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations. IR Thinker is a platform that aims to promote critical thinking and dialogue on global issues and to inspire the next generation of IR thinkers.
Learn more here:
- Official Website of IR Thinker: https://irthinker.com/
- YouTube Channel of IR Thinker: https://www.youtube.com/@irthinker
- IR Thinker on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ir-thinker/id1716817337
- IR Thinker on Sportify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0sw1dYCuomekfdxbyBbAnG