Silk Road Pathways: The China–Central Asia–West Asia Economic Corridor

Author
Yu Hongjun
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Baku Dialogues
Volume
4
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Fall 2020
Institution
ADA University
Abstract
Since the outbreak of 2008 world financial crisis, issues such as lackluster economic growth around the world and lack of progress in regional cooperation have not been resolved. Conservatism, isolationism, racism, populism, and unilateralism are on the march; political and social movements based on opposition to economic globalization are in vogue; and policymakers as much as ordinary people are expressing concern about the future of the world. Based on his observations and thoughts with regards to modern international relations, as well as his commitment towards a common destiny for mankind, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the launch of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Twenty-first Century Maritime Silk Road, which together form the globally influential Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Topic
International Political Economy, Geopolitics
Political Geography
China, Europe, Asia, Global Focus