This book presents critical analyses of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from economic, social, political and geographical perspectives. Contributed by academics and business professionals from Asia, Europe and Australia, the chapters offer readers a range of regional viewpoints and insights into China's grand development strategy — primarily aimed at boosting connectivity across Asia and beyond via investments in infrastructural projects. The chapters also discuss the contemporary economic, financial, political and infrastructural developments related to the BRI and the challenges that confront the Initiative.
This edited volume serves as a primer to China's mega strategic undertaking, a supplementary companion and reference resource to those familiar with the BRI.
Contents: List of ContributorsList of FiguresList of TablesIntroduction: Understanding the Transformational Power of China's Belt and Road Initiative (Chay Yue Wah and Thomas Menkhoff)External Challenges Arising from BRI Development and Approaches for Solutions (Dai Shiyan, Wang Xiangquan and Yang Yang)Economic Historical Development and Leadership Underlying the BRI Strategy (Gary Hawke)Frontier Infrastructure: OBOR and Northern Sea Route (NSR) in Comparative Perspective (Christopher M Dent)The Belt and Road Initiative: Case of Kazakhstan (Batzhan Akmoldina, Sara Alpysbayeva and Zhanna Kapsalyamova)Financing the OBOR Initiative (Joseph Lim and Deborah Lim)Explaining Irreconcilable Sino–Japan Rivalry (Shintaro Hamanaka)The Belt and Road Initiative: Progress and Prospect in Southeast Asia (Xue Gong and Li Mingjiang)The Impact of Chinese Maritime Policy on Malaysia: A Long-term Geopolitical Scenario (Hans-Dieter Evers, Abdul Rahman Embong and Rashila Ramli)China's Belt and Road Initiative and ASEAN's Maritime Clusters (Hans-Dieter Evers and Thomas Menkhoff)Strategic Linkages: China's Belt and Road Initiative and Power Capture through Global Value Chains (Pan Zhengqi)Sustaining the Momentum of the Belt and Road Initiative (Andrew Elek)Conclusion (Linda Low)
Readership: Academics, undergraduate and graduates students, professionals and policy makers interested in China's Belt and Road Initiative, China's economic development and foreign policy.BRI;OBOR;Belt-Road-Initiative;One Belt One Road;Maritime Silk Road;Silk Road Economic Belt0Key Features:Provides a diverse range of interests covering economic, political, historical and sociological perspectivesOffers a new treatment of the BRI project that is strategic yet specific to the countries that BRI has attractedContributed by writers who are experienced professionals and specialists with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues facing the BRI