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1st Edition

Belt and Road Initiative and South Asia

Edited By

Kalyan Raj Sharma

  • Available for pre-order on May 12, 2023. Item will ship after June 2, 2023
ISBN 9781032508290
June 2, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
282 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been an obscure concept, and it remains difficult to distinguish what BRI is and isn’t, making it difficult for many governments and global corporations to properly participate in it.

This book presents the opinions and perspectives of many eminent researchers, professors and experts from various countries on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It contains 11 chapters which are written by distinguished researchers and practitioners from various parts of Asia. While these 11 chapters discuss the many characteristics of the BRI, including advantages and costs, they also convey the lessons that many other Southeast Asian countries have learned. Each chapter offers valueable lessons to the countries that have yet to participate in the initiatives.

Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan)

Table of Contents




About the Contributors

List of Tables, Figures and Maps

List of Abbreviations

1. Introduction

Kalyan Raj Sharma

Part I: Big Picture

2. China’s Trade Imbalance with South Asian Nations: How Can the BRI Help?

Yin Xiangshuo

3. The BRI and SDGs Nexus: Cooperation or Confrontation?

Bhoj Raj Poudel

Part II: South Asia

4. BRI for Trade and Connectivity in South Asia: A CPEC Model

Hina Aslam

5. BRI, Trade and Connectivity: Bangladesh’s Perspective

Mahfuz Kabir and Nahian Reza Sabriet

6. Strengthening International Cooperation and Building a Community of Shared Future between Nepal and China

Yang Yabo and Zhang Jianghong

7. On Countermeasures and Suggestions to Further Economic Cooperation between China and Nepal

Di Fangyao, Cui Hongye and Yang Fan

8. Evidence and Lessons from BRI: The Case of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Vaqar Ahmed

9. The COVID-19 Pandemic and BRI 2.0

Partha S Banerjee

Part III: Lessons from Southeast Asia

10. Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Sustainable Development in Lao PDR

Vanxay Sayavong

11. Malaysia’s Response towards China’s Belt and Road Initiative under Mahathir 2.0

Nur Shahadah Jamil

12. Win-Win Cooperation through the BRI: What Constitutes a “Win” for the Philippines?

Darlene V. Estrada


• Conference Agenda I (2018)

• Conference Agenda II (2019)


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