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CPEC Research Center, UOL holds discussions with Chinese students of Belt and Road Initiatives

The CPEC Research Center at University of Lahore hosted two-days roundtable discussions with the delegation from Tsinghua University Student Association of Belt and Road Initiatives (SABRI) on January 15, 2019. This meeting resulted in a MoU establishing the first ever international chapter of SABRI that will enable students and scholars' exchange programs between the UOL and Tsinghua University, China.

Dr. Rabia Akhtar, Director Center for Strategy, Security and Policy Research (CSSPR) moderated the two roundtable dialogues on the geo-political and geo-economic imperatives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) between SABRI delegates, faculty from the Lahore Business School (LBS), the School of Integrated Social Sciences and regional experts. Day one looked at the economic and trade opportunities that are associated with CPEC. Participants addressed the need for expanding institutional and technical capacities to reap the fruits of the mega project. It was stressed that Pakistan can do well in improving its human capital to fully benefit from the initiative.

Day two focused on the important geo-political challenges that beset CPEC. The discussion concluded that despite threats emanating from the US-Indo Pacific Strategy, CPEC’s capacity to augment trade and economic connectivity has the potential to convert rivalries into cooperation. SABRI delegates and the UOL faculty emphasized upon the need for strengthening people to people contacts and academic collaborations in order to further solidify Pakistan-China relations at times when economic integration is set to dominate global politics.




  • CPEC Research Center, UOL holds discussions with Chinese students of Belt and Road Initiatives
  • CPEC Research Center, UOL holds discussions with Chinese students of Belt and Road Initiatives
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