The Belt & Road Initiative
Executive Group for Sweden (BRIX) is a non-profit association that has been
formed by the organizers, speakers, and participants in a seminar held in
Stockholm on May 30th, 2018 on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
and its economic and strategic significance for Europe and Sweden. The seminar
was organized jointly by the Schiller Institute and the China-Sweden Business
The BRIX members include
entrepreneurs, economists and strategic experts, with a wide range of expertise
in Swedish and Chinese economic affairs. Their common conclusion is that the
BRI is significant not only for a good economic and political relationship
between China and Sweden, but fundamentally beneficial for economic development
and peace among all nations.
1. To promote an open dialogue and
greater awareness about the BRI and its benefits for Sweden, China, and the
world community. BRIX will provide objective, well-researched information free
from prejudice and geopolitical agendas that, unfortunately, tainted many
reports in Western media on the BRI and China’s “agenda” behind it. This
educational effort aims at bringing a clear understanding of the BRI among
leading political, academic, mass media, business layers, as well as the
public. BRIX will be holding seminars, educational initiatives and publish
information through mass media and social media. It will be cooperating with
Swedish and Chinese institutions, as well as individuals and groups interested
in the BRI domestically and globally.
2. To develop bilateral business
exchanges between Swedish businesses, especially innovative small and medium
sized enterprises (SMEs), and interested partners in the Chinese market and
vice versa. Sweden has a long-standing culture of innovation, which has become
a trade mark of the globally recognized Swedish industrial excellence. BRIX
will help clarify the differences in business cultures in Swedish and China.
Educational activities on “best business practices” and delegation visits to
both countries will potentially be part of this activity.