1st Edition

China's New Silk Road An Emerging World Order

Edited By Carmen Amado Mendes Copyright 2019
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    196 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


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