Traditional Culture and the Impact of “Belt and Road”
Friday, February 22nd | 10:00am
Anthony Kuhn NPR Correspondent in Beijing, China
Anthony Kuhn is NPR’s correspondent based in Beijing, covering the great diversity of Asia’s countries and cultures. Throughout his coverage he has taken an interest in China’s rich traditional culture and its impact on today’s culture. He has recorded the sonic calling cards of itinerant merchants in Beijing’s back alleys and the descendants of Tang Dynasty court musicians. He has profiled petitioners and rights lawyers struggling for justice, and educational reformers striving to change the way Chinese think. China is five years into a massive initiative called “Belt and Road,” referring to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, two international investment strategies that evoke China’s historical connections with the western world to promote economic cooperation across Asia. Anthony Kuhn will take a closer look at the trillion-dollar foreign policy framework, which spans dozens of countries.