The Silk Road Research Institute of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) was founded in 2015, with Dr. Hsin-Kang Chang, former president of City University of Hong Kong as its honorary director.
The Silk Road Research Institute aims to inform China’s Belt and Road Initiatives and serve as a bridge between China and the rest of the world by taking advantage of the multilingual and cross-cultural teaching and research expertise of BFSU.
The Research Institute aims to build itself into a think tank for the Belt and Road Initiatives and focus on thematic studies to tell China stories, spread China voices and take Chinese culture to the world. The Institute attempts to promote collaborative innovation and cross-border integration with countries along the Silk Road, carry out joint research on China’s further reform and development, and offer training and advices on relevant issues in this regard. We will strive to create a platform for cultural communications between China and countries along the Silk Road so as to contribute to the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiatives.