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The Political Economy of China's Belt and Road Initiative

Series on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Volume 1

https://doi.org/10.1142/10508 | July 2018

Pages: 404By (author): Lei Zou (Shanghai Administration Institute, China)Translated by: Zhiping Zhang (The Navy Medical University in Shanghai, China)

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ISBN: 978-981-3222-65-6 (hardcover)$138.00

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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.

Sample Chapter(s)
Introduction

Contents:

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

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