https://doi.org/10.1142/10508 | July 2018
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Silk Road was once the most important economic-cultural tie connecting the Eurasian countries before the rise of the West. In September 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the initiative to jointly build the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, which is abbreviated as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This book analyzes the BRI through the approach of political economy and establishes the analytic framework of BRI from historical and comparative perspectives. It clearly displays the strategic considerations, future vision, constructing framework, governmental actions, latest achievements, multiple opportunities and potential risks of BRI.
As China's grand national development strategy and international cooperation initiative, the BRI will largely shape China's domestic and foreign policies in the Xi Jinping era. The book is the first academic monograph on the BRI and it enables readers to comprehensively understand this initiative and its implications to China, Eurasia and the world.
Reflections on the Ancient Silk Road
The "Modern Silk Road" between China and the Middle East
Understanding China's Belt and Road Initiative in the New Era
Cooperation Framework of Building the Belt and Road
Development Opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative
Government Actions on Building the Belt and Road
New Developments of Building the Belt and Road
Risk Management in Building of the Belt and Road