List of Members Research Activities Summary of Report
Centre Name: Belt and Road Strategic Research Centre
Chairperson: Professor Dr. Cheng Ming Yu (UTAR profile)
Description of Centre: The Belt and Road Strategic Research Centre (BRSRC) was established at UTAR in 2018. The main purpose of BRSRC is to conduct strategic research and training related to BRI development in Malaysia. In addition, the Centre will look at ASEAN and China and their influence on Malaysia’s effort in pursuing the BRI.

The Centre aims to provide updated information, empirical evidence and insights about BRI development, particularly the socio-economic impacts of BRI in Malaysia.

BRSRC aims to serve as a centre for Belt and Road Initiative’s research to impact on sustainable socio-economic development.
  • To lead strategic, impactful, practical research and training related to Belt and Road Initiative. 
  • To be a knowledge hub and a referral centre on Belt and Road Initiative.
Research area:
  • Contemporary development of BRI 
  • Socio-economics, and cultural impacts of BRI 
  • Trade, investment and regional economic development 
  • Business and public perceptions of BRI 
  • Policy and legal analysis 
  • Operational realities of BRI in Malaysia