China's Belt and Road strategy is acknowledged to be the most ambitious geopolitical initiative of the age. Covering almost seventy countries by land and sea, it will affect every element of global society, from shipping to agriculture, digital economy to tourism, politics to culture. Most importantly, it symbolizes a new phase in China's ambitions as a superpower: to remake the world economy and crown Beijing as the new center of capitalism and globalization.
Bruno Maçães traces this extraordinary initiative's history, highlighting its achievements to date, and its staggering complexity. He asks whether Belt and Road is about more than power projection and profit. Might it herald a new set of universal political values, to rival those of the West? Is it, in fact, the story of the century?
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
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About the Author
Bruno Maçães is a non-resident senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and senior advisor at Flint Global. Formerly Portugal's Europe minister (2013-15), he has been a regular commentator for CNN, the BBC and Al Jazeera, and has written for the Financial Times, The Guardian and Foreign Affairs. His last book was The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order.
Table of Contents
WHAT IS THE BELT AND ROAD?
NUTS AND BOLTS
THE BELT AND ROAD
AND THE WORLD ECONOMY
THE BELT AND ROAD AND WORLD POLITICS
THE WORLD AFTER THE BELT AND ROAD
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an important book, an important topic for anyone who will pay attention. I have a million questions. As a novice reader I found the narrative trails pursued by the author difficult and conjectural yet fascinating. More visuals please.