Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations Wins Wong Foundation Grant for Digital Silk Road research project
In May 2022, the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center), an independent, California based non-profit think tank, won a $55,000 grant from the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Foundation to fund a multi-year, multi-country research project on China’s Digital Silk Road Initiative (DSR), part of China’s larger Belt and Road Initiative. This grant will allow Wong MNC Center Executive Director Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wong MNC Center Senior Research Fellow Dr. Bas Hooijmaaijers to investigate what is transpiring with respect to the DSR on the ground in countries in Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, among others. In addition, it will enable them to examine the political, economic, and social effects of DSR projects that have been implemented. Furthermore, it will give them the opportunity to isolate the factors that drive the implementation of the DSR and shape its ultimate effects.