The Center for the New Southbound Policy and the Belt Road Initiative Studies is a transdisciplinary research institute and serves as the academic think tank conducted by the College of International Affairs, Tamkang University. One of our missions is to create a new platform, the New Southbound Policy Center, strengthening the dual- or multi-layers cooperative relationship with the ASEAN, South Asia, New Zealand and Australia in response to the New Southbound Policy. The alternative mission will hold the multi-national dialogues and the forum of the Belt Road Initiative Studies and to evaluate the impact of Chinese state-owned enterprises’ infrastructure construction programs on India-Pacific region. The fundraising mainly applies the research projects of the New Southbound Policy and the Belt Road Initiative studies entrusted by external institutions through organizing academic conferences, providing consultation and training services.
The marker of the NSPBRI Center looks like a blooming lotus that is taken from the roof of an ancient building in Qutb Minar and its Monuments, New Delhi, India. It is similar to the traditional Buddhist moonstone in Sri Lanka, but it is placed on the top of the building. The marker looks up to symbolize all peace and joy. The implement process may have a quite difficult, but we believe the Center will have a bright future.
中心標誌是拍自印度新德里古達明塔(Qutb Minar and its Monuments)裡，某一古建築屋頂上面盛開的蓮花，跟斯里蘭卡傳統佛教的月石(moonstone)很類似，止不過祂是放在建築物的頂端，仰頭望去象徵著一切平安、喜樂、儘管過程是相當艱辛，但深具光明未來的意涵。