Title

Three questions on China's “Belt and Road Initiative”

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

China Economic Review

Publication Date

9-2016

Volume

40

First Page

309

Last Page

313

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Keywords

China, Belt and Road Initiative, Foreign investment and foreign trade, Infrastructure facilities, Regional economic cooperation

Abstract

Three broad questions about China's “Belt and Road Initiative” are raised. First, what are likely to be the real objectives behind the Initiative? Second, are investment and trade, considered the “major task” of the Initiative by China, to be driven by market-based transactions, or will they be a form of foreign aid that is not based on economic calculation of gains and losses? Third, which of the 60 or so countries in Asia, Europe and Africa along the Belt and Road will likely be the Initiative's priority targets of economic cooperation?

DOI

10.1016/j.chieco.2016.07.008

Print ISSN

1043951X

E-ISSN

18737781

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

Cheng, L. K. (2016). Three questions on China's “Belt and Road Initiative”. China Economic Review, 40, 309-313. doi: 10.1016/j.chieco.2016.07.008