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The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s vision for globalisation, Beijing-style

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed through various iterations, from the “New Silk Road” to “One Belt One Road”.

The BRI imagines a US$1.3 trillion Chinese-led investment program creating a web of infrastructure, including roads, railways, telecommunications, energy pipelines, and ports. This would serve to enhance economic interconnectivity and facilitate development across Eurasia, East Africa and more than 60 partner countries.

This article comments on the implications on international relations.

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  • Infrastructure
  • International relations
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • China
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Co-author (individual) Benjamin Habib, Victor Faulknor
Publication place Melbourne, Australia
Publisher The Conversation
Publication date 201
Keywords International Trade,One Belt One Road
Date uploaded January 3, 2018, 10:38 (UTC)
Date modified January 22, 2018, 00:46 (UTC)