The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its associated potential criminal risks
AbstractThe Belt and Road Initiative (The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road) is of great importance in the exchange of information, ideas, and technology among countries, as it benefits a sustained economy and innovation, and enhances China’s open economy as well. However, there also are risks associated with this venture, including cross-border criminal activities, such as money laundering and terrorist financing. This article explores the challenges the BRI faces and the necessity to combat those risks. It suggests further that particular attention needs to be paid to these issues to allow us to understand the related challenges in advance to be able to implement effective methods to reduce and/or prevent these risks from emerging.
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