The book studies multilateral population security issues and relevant governance strategies caused by international migration in the countries impacted by China’s Belt and Road initiative and their border areas.
Buttressed by solid data mining and policy analysis, the title looks into the demographic trends of international migration in China and some Asian Belt and Road countries and stresses the urgency for more effective governance practices. Seeking to address the population security crisis triggered by the Initiative, the authors propose the idea of “multilateral population security governance”, grounded in the real-world challenges facing Belt and Road countries while also drawing on experiences of migration governance in western countries. As a new governance model, it calls for cross-border joint action and takes into consideration pertinent factors including economy, politics, culture, religion and commerce. Several case studies and comparative studies are offered in the chapters to illuminate the significance and effect of this cooperative mechanism.
The book will be of interest to researchers and government officials interested in non-traditional security, international migration and formal demography as well as topics on population, resources and environment.
Table of Contents
1. An Overview of the Transnational Migration and Public Governance in Asian Member Countries under the Belt and Road 2. China’s Incoming and Outgoing Migration under the Belt and Road Initiative: Status Quo, Problems and Challenges 3. The Belt and Road and the Immigration Risks from the Border: A Case Study of China-Laos, China-Vietnam Borders 4. The Belt and Road Project Cooperation and Population Development: Chinese Companies in Kyrgyzstan, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan 5. Comparison of Ethnic Composition, Ethnic Issues and Ethnic Population Policies among Western Countries 6. Policy Simulation on International Population Flow in Multi-ethnic Countries under the Belt and Road 7. Comparative Study on Population Migration Security and Policy between Xinjiang and Kazakhstan 8. Social Integration and Public Governance of International Migration under the Belt and Road: A Case Study of Yiwu City 9. COVID-19 Control in the Gathering Place for International Migrants in Zhejiang Province: A Case Study of Yiwu City and Qingtian County 10. Research on Population Migration and Water-energy-food Security in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor 11.The Relations of China and Pakistan under the Belt and Road: The Development, Challenges and Strategies 12. Aging in Pakistan: Care, Protection and Well-being under the CPEC 13. Population, Resources and Environment: The Dilemma and Strategies of Southern Xinjiang under the Belt and Road 14. The Imbalanced Population Structure and Governance of Southern Xinjiang under the Belt and Road
MI Hong, Professor in the School of Public Affairs and School of International Studies and Director of the Laboratory of Population Big Data and Policy Simulation at Zhejiang University in China. His research interest lies in multilateral population security governance, formal demography, social security.
LI Yuan, Humboldt Scholar in Germany, Professor in the School of International Studies and Director of Institute of German Studies at Zhejiang University. Her research focus is cultural studies and transnational citizenship.
MA Qiyini, PhD candidate of Non-traditional Security in the School of Public Affairs and Assistant Director of the Laboratory of Population Big Data and Policy Simulation at Zhejiang University. Her research interest includes population security and migration governance.