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China's New Silk Road
An Emerging World Order

ISBN 9780815354000
Published September 27, 2018 by Routledge
196 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Much is being written about China’s new 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, but much of the writing focuses on China itself, on the destinations of the road – Europe and the Middle East – or on the countries through which the road passes, such as Central Asia. This book takes a different approach, assessing the views of East Asian and other countries on the Belt and Road Initiative, both from a transnational and multidisciplinary perspective. The book considers international visions and limitations of the New Silk Road as a new paradigm, explores economic and trade aspects, including infrastructure networks, financial mechanisms, and the likely impact for other countries and regions, and analyses the likely implications for regional and trans-regional cooperation and competition.  Western and Asian regional perspectives on the New Silk Road, including from India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia and Japan are considered throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: China’s New Silk Road

SECTION 1: The General Context

Chapter 1 – New Paradigms for the New Silk Road

Chapter 2 – Building a Community of Shared Destiny: The Belt and Road Initiative in the Political Speeches of Xi Jinping

Chapter 3 – Whose Silk Road? The Chinese, U.S., European Union and Russian Strategic Projects for Regional Integration in Central Asia

Chapter 4 – Sustainability Implications of the New Silk Road: Environmental and Social Planning

SECTION 2: The Economic Dimension,

Chapter 5 – The Political Economy of New Multilateral Development Bank and Reserve Arrangements in East Asia

Chapter 6 – The New Silk Road: Perspectives for EU-China Economic Cooperation

Chapter 7 – The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Lessons for the New Silk Road

Chapter 8 – Sino-Pakistani Axis of Cooperation in China´s New Silk Road

SECTION 3: The Strategic Dimension

Chapter 9 – The Role of Local Goverments in the New Silk Road

Chapter 10 – The Maritime Silk Road, Viewed from the South

Chapter 11 – Locating China’s Maritime Silk Road in the context of the South China Sea disputes

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Carmen Amado Mendes is Professor of International Relations at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.