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International Flows in the Belt and Road Initiative Context

Business, People, History and Geography

  • Hing Kai Chan
  • Faith Ka Shun Chan
  • David O'Brien

Part of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies book series (PSAPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hing Kai Chan, Faith Ka Shun Chan, David O’Brien
    Pages 1-16
  3. Business

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Saileshsingh Gunessee, Jianmin Liu
      Pages 19-59
    3. Li Cui, Jing Dai, Zhimei Lei, Jia Jia Lim, Zhiyu Sun
      Pages 99-123
  4. Politics

  5. History and Geography

About this book


This edited volume brings together a wide range of academics to engage with inter-disciplinary research perspectives in response to the development of The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which opens unparalleled opportunities to gain access to new markets in Asia, Europe and Africa. The collection examines opportunities offered in key areas such as trade and investment, policy coordination, facilities connectivity and cultural exchange. It also notably considers how the historical, environmental, cultural and political background to the BRI impacts this hugely ambitious plan which has been described as the ‘new Silk Road', as well as the challenges across these spheres in a part of the world which has witnessed much instability historically.  


Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) opportunities china and the challenges of the silk road cultural exchange and the Silk road policy coordination along the BRI Flow of people and ideas along the Silk Road the economy of the BRI

Editors and affiliations

  • Hing Kai Chan
    • 1
  • Faith Ka Shun Chan
    • 2
  • David O'Brien
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina
  2. 2.University of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina
  3. 3.Ruhr University BochumBochumGermany

About the editors

Hing Kai Chan is Professor of Operations Management, Nottingham University Business School China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. 

Faith Ka Shun Chan is an Associate Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

David O’Brien is a Lecturer in the East Asian Politics Section of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

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