China's Belt and Road Initiative

Changing the Rules of Globalization

  • Wenxian Zhang
  • Ilan Alon
  • Christoph Lattemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Ilan Alon, Wenxian Zhang, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 1-13
  3. Contextual Overview of the Belt and Road Initiative

  4. Regional and Geopolitical Perspectives

  5. International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and BRI

  6. Financial, Legal, and Cultural Perspectives on BRI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Christoph Lattemann, Ilan Alon, Wenxian Zhang
      Pages 337-342
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-358

About this book


Since the introduction of the One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR), first proposed in late 2013, international scholars have begun to study this new policy and its implications in the global age. While OBOR provides new opportunities for China in terms of regional cooperation and global development, many also raise concerns about China’s intentions of using economic means to achieve strategic and foreign policy objectives. Hailing from the West and the East, the authors reflect on the wide-ranging impacts of OBOR on specific countries, regions, economic policies, and geopolitical considerations. Including both theoretical research and empirical studies that explore opportunities and challenges related to OBOR, this edited volume will allow readers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of this ambitious undertaking and its long-term impact on the rest of the world.


OBO OBOR global development Chinese economy chinese foreign policy chinese business BRI

Editors and affiliations

  • Wenxian Zhang
    • 1
  • Ilan Alon
    • 2
  • Christoph Lattemann
    • 3
  1. 1.Rollins CollegeWinter Park, FLUSA
  2. 2.School of Business & LawUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway
  3. 3.Jacobs UniversityBremenGermany

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