To promote the study of overseas Chinese and give further play to the role of think tanks concerning overseas Chinese, Huaqiao University and the Center for China & Globalization (CCG) jointly held the Seminar on Overseas Chinese and the "Belt and Road Initiative" in Beijing on November 7. The publishing ceremony of the book Guiding the Road, Bridging the World: Overseas Chinese and One Belt One Road Initiative was also held concurrently. Dozens of domestic authoritative experts and scholars from Tsinghua University, Peking University, the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the State Information Center of the National Development and Reform Commission, University of International Relations, the Social Sciences Academic Press (China), the Center for China & Globalization, and Huaqiao University exchanged views and had discussions.
Overseas Chinese are widely distributed in the countries and regions along the "Belt and Road". They boast unique advantages in such fields as economy of scale, scientific and technological strength, marketing network, political and business connections, and cultural exchanges, and serve as an important bridge for China to carry out friendly exchanges with other countries. Therefore, how to strengthen the role of overseas Chinese in bridging and linking China with countries and regions along the "Belt and Road" and how to let overseas Chinese achieve benefits in participating in the construction of the "Belt and Road" are common topics of concern.