China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has attracted growing attention from around the world since it was first announced. It is, along with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a critical instrument for realizing what the Chinese government calls the Community of Common Destiny (CCD). The core idea presented in this volume is that the CCD represents a new paradigm for promoting regional collaboration in socio-economic development, and plays a crucial role in reshaping the international geopolitical landscape. Contributors show that the belief in common development and common security transcends differences in cultural tradition and pre-existing level of development. This belief underlies the commitments among countries and regions participating in the BRI to working closely together in pursuit of shared and sustained prosperity. The chapters are based on papers presented at 'Building the Community of Common Destiny between China and Its Neighbors: Challenges and the Future', an international forum co-organized by the National Institute for Global Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the University of International Relations (China). Thirty experts from more than twenty countries have contributed to this volume.Contents: Preface About the Editors Conceptual Exploration: Introduction — The Community of Common Destiny between China and its Neighbors: A New Paradigm for Promoting World Socio-Economic Development (Wang Linggui & Zhao Jianglin) Building a Community of Common Destiny: The Choice for the West is Either 'Staying the Course' or Undertakes 'Course Correction' (Syed Hasan Javed) Building the Community of Common Destiny between China and its Neighbors: The Prospect and Policy Suggestion (Romyen Kosaikanont) Building the Community of Common Destiny (Kyee Myint) Building a Community of Common Destiny between China and the Neighboring Countries: Concept, Connotation and Approach (Wang Junsheng ) Economic Community: Philippines—China Trade, Economic Cooperation, and Prospects for Policy Research (Danilo C Israel) Building a Community of Common Destiny between China and its Neighbors: Challenges and the Future of Economic Cooperation in China—Sri Lanka Relations (Dushni Weerakoon) Economic Cooperation between China and Central Asia (Roman Mogilevskii) Opportunities for Investment in Mongolia (Chuluungombiin Narantuya) Tourism: Economic and Cultural Bond between China and Nepal (Bishnu B Khatri) Cultural Community: Bridging China and Indonesia: The Role of Chinese Indonesians (Hoon Chang Yau) Promoting Regional People-to-People Exchange and Establishing Mechanisms of Exchange and Cooperation among Regional Think Tanks (Chauyen Lai Shrestha) A Preliminary Study of Southeast Asian Foreign Policy Think Tanks' Attitudes towards China (Ngeow Chow Bing) Security Community: Security Issues Faced by Asian Countries and its Suggestions (Park Jiyoung) China and its Adjacent Areas: Terrorist Threat Situation and Countermeasures (Chen Li) Afghanistan's Understanding of Building a Community of Common Destiny between China and its Neighbors (Sayed Mahdi Munadi) Building a Community of Common Destiny: Cambodia—China Military Cooperation (Kin Phea) CICA Mechanism: The Progress Status and Prospect (Yang Danzhi) Regional Community: The Future of Thai-Chinese Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities (Sompong Sanguanbun) Building a Community of Common Destiny From the Laos' Perspective (Lattana Thavonsouk ) Forging a Community of Common Destiny between China and Central Asia (Kemel Toktomushev) Suggestions on the Cooperation between China and ASEAN in the New Situation (Jinsen Du) The Belt and Road Initiative and ASEAN Connectivity: Synergy Issues and Potentialities (Bruno Jetin) Colliding Nationalisms: Interstate Relations in Asia (Sow Keat Tok) The Future of Transnational Cooperation in Eurasia (Yulia A Kryachkina) Index Readership: Academics, professionals, policy-makers and students interested in China's Belt...