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Countries that have signed MoUs in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

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posted on 2022-08-15, 06:37 authored by Chun Yin Man, David Alexander PalmerDavid Alexander Palmer


This dataset contains both tabular data and the geometry of 149 countries that have signed the Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with China to cooperate in the BRI framework up until March 2022.

An interactive view of this dataset: Link


Data were collected from Belt and Road Portal, developed by China Economic Information Service, State Information Center. The geospatial features, including polygons and boundaries of regions, are sourced from Natural Earth, Admin 0 – Countries version 5.1.1 (Published on 12 May 2022). For metadata, such as data description and available methods for geospatial data processing, please read the readme.pdf.

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This dataset features in a collection of geospatial data "Geo-mapping databases for the Belt and Road Initiative". To cite this work, available citation styles can be found here: 


CRF grant no. C7052-18G, “Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road”