Belt & Road Initiative in Times of ’Synchronized Downturn’: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities

Edited by
January 2022
160 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3043-7 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3042-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Belt & Road Initiative in Times of ‘Synchronized Downturn’: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Nearly ten years since the official launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an understanding of what the initiative’s objectives are consolidated. However, the short-, mid-, and long-term implications of the initiative are less clear. This is reflected in academic research, as well as in policy-oriented publications stemming from the global think-tank sector. This collection adds to this debate by offering a glimpse into selected aspects of BRI and its development, including the applicability of existing theories of trade to the case of BRI, the specificity of investment modes associated with BRI, sustainability, SDGs, socio-cultural issues, and many other implications. Due to its focus on diverse aspects of BRI, this collection will be of interest to students of international economics, international relations, and related subjects.

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The Belt and Road Initiative; language planning policies; ecological stance; interpretive policy analysis method; challenges; clothing trade; Belt and Road initiative; gravity trade model; panel data regression; artificial neural network; China’s overseas industrial parks (COCZs); planning implementation; planning evaluation; effectiveness; Longjiang Industrial Park; special economic zones; urban expansion; land management; spatial appreciation; entrepreneurial government; New Silk Road; local sustainability; mega infrastructure; systematic literature review; Belt and Road; sustainable development; local impact; Chinese OFDI; FDI theory; BRI; Chinese multinational firms; political risk; assessment; big data; GDELT; Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); China; n/a