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Central Asia's Silk Road Rivalries REPORT    245  /  EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA  27 JULY 2017 Central Asia’s Silk Road Rivalries China and Russia's separate visions for Central Asia could transform the region’s political and economic landscape as well as relations between the two Eurasian giants. To the smaller, embryonic Central Asian nation states, the new geopolitical realities could offer both economic prosperity as well as worsening instability and conflict. SHARE SAVE DOWNLOAD PDFFULL REPORT ALSO AVAILABLE IN 简体中文 Executive Summary Two new regional initiatives potentially could transform Central Asia’s political landscape. China’s Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB), launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, offers multi-billion dollar investments in transport and industry and a vision of free trade across the region. The Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), established in 2015, creates a customs union

Silk Road NGO Cooperation Network Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00 |   |  In 2013, Chi.nese President Xi Jinping put forward the proposal of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (hereinafter referred to as the Belt and Road), which injected new impetus for China and countries along the Belt and Road in realizing common development and prosperity and in strengthening practical cooperation, mutual learning between civilizations and people-to-people exchanges and is well recognized by the international community. To further pool the strength of NGOs at home and abroad and bring full play of NGOs’ unique features and advantages, the China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) made the proposal to build a Silk Road NGO Cooperation Network (hereinafter referred to as the Network). On the Thematic Session on People-to-People Connectivity of the Belt and Ro