“Silk Road of innovation”
management is key to effectively implementing the Belt and Road Initiative. At the Silk Road Forum in Warsaw on June 20, 2016, President Xi emphasized the unique role talent development can play in leading the way in this regard. It is important, he pointed out, to promote research on courses of action and means to achieve the goals of the initiative, so as to inform decisionmaking with regard to strategic planning and alignment, policy coordination, and the design of mechanisms. Also crucial is effective dissemination of information about the guiding principles of the initiative and interpretation of policies so as to better reach out to the people.
Addressing the Legislative Chamber of the Uzbek Supreme Assembly on June 22, 2016, Xi proposed the establishment of a technical cooperation alliance under the Belt and Road Initiative to facilitate training and capacity building.
The objective of a Silk Road of innovation is to enhance talent development and exchange of expertise in response to any shortfall of skilled personnel in countries along the proposed Belt and Road.
Any new progress in implementing the initiative will, to be sure, be accompanied by new challenges. Overcoming these challenges requires brainpower and expertise. It is therefore vital for countries to learn from each other and join hands in finding solutions.