| By ChinaPower

This episode of the ChinaPower podcast explores current developments in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the lead-up to the second Belt and Road Forum. Jonathan Hillman, Director of the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project, discusses the BRI’s current projects and financing, including recent backlash and scrutiny from partner countries. He also details the approach the U.S. is taking toward the initiative in the face of recent agreements on the BRI between other democratic nations and China.