我们认为,从传播学和语用学的角度,将“一带一路”战略构想译为Silk Belt and Road Initiative是较为理想的选择。这有以下三点理由:首先,它保留了举世皆知的Silk Road,使丝绸之路丰富而积极的联想意义得以保留。其次,它保留了不少人已经熟悉的Belt和Road两词,利于译文的传播及接受。再次,将Belt一词放在Silk之后,不但形神兼具,还可避免与美国的New Silk Road plan相混淆。
此外,笔者建议,将Silk Belt and Road Initiative缩写形式定为SBRIN,与spring(春天)和常用英文人名Sabrina音近,不但简单易记,而且让人富于正面联想。
"刍议" indeed. IMHO, not only is there no improvement to the existing slogan, but "Silk Belt and Road Initiative" only adds to one's curiosity and bewilderment.
The "One Belt, One Road" saying has been accepted by the Western media for quite some time now, as demonstrated by a few citations of some major news outlets ...
China Now Has a Rail Link Into the Heart of Europe
Beijing touts globalization and freight shippers hail revival of Silk Road on eve of ‘One Belt One Road’ summit
The Folly of Investing in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’
On May 13, Beijing will host a summit meeting of countries participating in its massive infrastructure initiative known as “One Belt, One Road”—a belt of overland corridors and a complementary road of sea routes linking China to Eurasia and Africa. Neighboring countries may benefit from Beijing’s investment, but investors have reason to be wary.
China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Takes to Space
Countries along Beijing’s flagship Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road will be among the first in line to plug into China’s new satellite-navigation services
The disclosure of the deals on Thursday evening — which included an announcement that the United States would be represented at a forum in Beijing devoted to President Xi Jinping’s ambitious “One Belt, One Road” international investment initiative — suggests that the Trump administration is trying to smooth relations with Beijing despite President Trump’s harsh anti-China language on the campaign trail.
Even as China’s boom slows down, its most ambitious scheme is still ramping up: With the “One Belt, One Road” initiative — its name a reference to trade routes — President Xi Jinping has spoken of putting $1.6 trillion over the next decade into infrastructure and development throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The scheme would dwarf the United States’ post-World War II Marshall Plan for Europe.
So, for example, in trying to get more favorable Chinese treatment of American goods and services, the standard menu of carrots Mr. Trump has to offer for compliance is relatively modest. China wants things like United States membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank that it started, and support for its “One Belt, One Road” program to build better transportation infrastructure stretching from Southeast Asia to Europe.
Dubbed "One Belt, One Road" after ancient trade routes through the Indian Ocean and Central Asia, the initiative is Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature project.
China's 'One Belt, One Road' looks to take construction binge offshore
And then there is China, a rising source of alarm in the West even at a time of slower economic growth than in the recent past. The creation of artificial islands in and territorial claims over the South China Sea have resulted in the dispatch of a U.S. carrier strike group to monitor China’s activities, raising the specter of potential military confrontation and escalation. And yet, on the other hand, the massive program of investment known as the “One Belt, One Road” initiative — in which nearly $1 trillion has been committed to infrastructure projects that will generate energy, pump gas and oil, connect cities with super-fast railways and create and upgrade existing highways — shows that the age of the West is all but at an end when it comes to taking the lead and planning for the future.