NSPBRI is an academic research institute that combines the Center of the New Southbound Policy and the Belt Road Initiative Studies. NSPBRI is a trans-disciplinary research institute that serves as the academic think tank conducted by the College of International Affairs, Tamkang University, Taiwan.
One of our missions is to create a platform of the New Southbound Policy, 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 mission of the Belt Road Initiative Studies connects with the Asia-Pacific and South Asia research institutes that also focus on the China’s One Belt and One Road(OBOR) or Xi Jinping’s Belt Road Initiative. BRIS is planning to hold the multi-national dialogues and the forum to evaluate the impacts of Chinese state-owned enterprises’ infrastructure construction programs on Asia-Pacific region.
The fundraising mainly applies the research projects of the New Southbound Policy Center and the Belt Road Initiative Studies entrusted by external institutions through organizing academic conferences, providing consultation and training services.
Director, Chien-Fu Chen, Ph.D.
Dr. Chen has been in the Director, the Center of New Southbound Policy and Belt Road Initiative (NSPBRI) since 2018 and serves as an Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of China Mainland Studies, Tamkang University. Dr. Chen focuses on China’s sharp power, Chin’s social problems, Indo-Pacific strategies, and Asian election and parliamentary studies. Prior to that, Dr. Chen served as the Chairman, Graduate Institute of Future Studies, Tamkang University(2006-2008) and earned the Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, USA. Parallel to his academic works, Dr. Chen has been actively involved in many civil society organizations and activities. He has been as the co-founder and President, Taiwan Asian Network for Free Elections(TANFREL) and attended many elections observation mission in Asia countries, including Philippine(2010), Thailand(2011), Mongolian(2012), Malaysian(2013 and 2018), Cambodian (2013), Nepal(2013), Sri Lanka(2015), Hong Kong (2016), Timor-Leste( 2017). Prior to election mission, Dr. Chen served as the Standing Director of the Citizen Congress Watch (2007-2012) and the President of Taiwan Grassroots Alliance for Peace (2008-2013). Dr. Chen currently serves as the co-founders of China Belt Road Studies Association(CBRSA) and co-publisher Tamkang International and Area Studies Quarterly (Chinese Journal)
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。