Silk Road Century: BRI meets Rules Based Order

As the IMF warns leaders once more to find ways to overcome their populist pressures and redouble efforts to improve trade, can the UK and China provide a path through? China’s ambitions for BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) are well known. Britain’s concepts of a ‘rules based order’ are still sketchy. But can we combine the ideas to make progress across what will soon become the world’s most important trade zone? And if so, how?