The First “Belt & Road Initiative Simulation” Competition on June 27, 2018
The First “Belt & Road Initiative Simulation” Competition on June 27, 2018

The First “Belt & Road Initiative Simulation” Competition on June 27, 2018

Curious about what it would be like to be a member of the business elite, a world-class attorney, or be a professional diplomat? The BRI Simulation Competition makes teaching and learning more interesting through role-playing by facilitating students’ self-motivation, critical thinking, and thinking beyond traditional frameworks.


FLIA, together with the Law School at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Deakin Law School from Australia, and Jincheng Tongda Law Firm, will hold the first ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ simulation contest on June 27, 2018 at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.



The BRI Simulation Competition is an international-talent cultivation project developed by the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, a non-profit academic organization in the United States. The participants negotiate to resolve several core disputes of the project, representing the investment companies, local governments, local social organizations, and international organizations.


During the process, the participants will have the opportunity to understand the roles of the government, enterprises, social organizations, and international organizations under a global scope. They will also have the chance to learn, study and practice the laws and financial regulations involved in the “Belt & Road Initiative”. The project may help students to improve skills necessary in the future workplace, such as negotiation, decision-making, document writing, cross-cultural communication, public speaking, professional knowledge, business etiquettes and diplomatic strategy. Simultaneously, encourage students to acquire international macro thinking while retaining local consciousness.



Role-playing as business elites, lawyers, and diplomats not only allows for students to become familiar with how to apply professional skills, but also increases students’ interests in learning and critical thinking as well.


Students have the opportunity to integrate their coursework with international practice, gaining practical experience. Under the premise of equity for the four stakeholders, students can carry out negotiations with all parties, enhance the feasibility of the proposal and its value outreach. In addition, students can use their knowledge and logic to win more interests for their team, proposing new and innovative cooperation proposals, exploring the possibility of international affairs in a pleasant atmosphere, and experiencing a sense of accomplishment.



Through the BRI Simulation Competition, students not only learn the in-depth knowledge on the skills and qualities required in the practice and development of the BRI, but also have the chance to evaluate their own professional knowledge, skills and manners while learning from the role models in respective career path.


Schools will have the chance to carry out unconventional learning and teaching experience, compete with other schools, and provide systematic hands-on training to students. The company and the country will gain international talents, have a more diverse human resource, and can also maximize the original value, the added value, and the marginal benefits of BRI.



BRI is the most powerful path to connect Eurasia, which can help to promote economic prosperity and the local development. However, as of the beginning of 2018, only 38% of the countries engaging in the BRI have officially introduced the “Belt & Road Initiative” on their official website; thus, people have limited understanding of the project. This negotiation simulation has a breakthrough national strategic significance. It not only trains more young people overseas to understand and participate in the “Belt & Road” strategy, but also build a platform for promoting the concepts.


The BRI negotiation simulation initiated the four-party discussion mechanism. It has invited enterprises, governments, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations to participate in the consultation, and demonstrate the potential power of global governance.


The characteristic of global participation of this simulation can help more young people overseas to understand more about BRI, and build an effective network of talented people. The training and promotion of the simulation can spread the ideas and the concepts of BRI internationally. With these applications, the misunderstanding against the BRI can be alleviated.


Finally, the most important significance of this simulation is to select a group of young talents to establish the pool of talents, make effective referrals, and supply a steady stream of young professionals for enterprises and countries. For students, preparing yourselves is of no doubt important but remember you know what are the skills that your ideal career market wants.


How to participate

For more information, please visit FLIA official website and event official website


We are currently recruiting more participants and finding more partners for this event. For further discussions, please contact or leave a message in the comment area.





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