CU Denver CIBER Faculty Development in International Business Program

China's Belt and Road Initiative & Research and Best Practice Conference on Digital Globalization

The People’s Republic of China is implementing its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a key pillar of China’s global strategy. A parallel Digital Silk Road is also emerging to enhance information and technology infrastructure, link regional information and communications technology networks, and drive the growth of digital commerce in the region.

The June 2020 China FDIB Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) will examine:  How is BRI creating connectivity and cooperation among China and the participating countries in BRI?  How is it opening new markets and sources of supply and raw materials for Chinese companies, and access to the Chinese market for firms in the BRI network? What roles are the Chinese government and international organizations (e.g., Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank) playing in the massive projects under BRI?  How is BRI likely to impact the dynamics of global competition and the role of the United States and China in the global economy?

In addition to business and cultural visits, the FDIB will feature a two-day conference in Hangzhou—a major hub of global e-commerce and headquarters of Alibaba. Among others, the conference will feature presentations on trending topics on digital globalization, including global e-commerce, global supply chain and logistics, and global payments.

China FDIB Participants in front of a pagoda
Pictured: China FDIB 2015 Participants

For Additional Information, contact: or 303-315-8884 or 303-315-8882

Faculty Director Ji Chen

Ji Chen is the Director of China Initiatives for the University of Colorado Denver Center for International Business Education and Research and a Senior Instructor of Finance. He had led faculty and student study tours to China for the past 20 years.

Ji Chen teaches principles of finance, international financial management, financial institutions and markets, investment and portfolio management, corporate financial management, China and the Global Economy, and Window on China. His research focuses on China's bond and securities markets, banking system, pension and insurance reform, and human resources management practices.
Ji Chen holds a master’s degree in finance and from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master’s degree in economics from Liaoning University, and a BS in engineering from Dalian Institute of Technology.

See below for the 2019 China Faculty Development in International Business Program Flyer.
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