This journal provides unique and diverse perspectives from China on the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’. China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” reflects China’s vision for a better world and bright future, the responsibilities for ushering in a new-round of globalization, the construction of a community of shared destiny for mankind, and “Chinese wisdom” to address global challenges. The BRI principle of “wide consultation, joint construction, mutual benefit” embodies a brand-new, non-confrontational cooperation concept based on traditional Chinese culture. Its core is peaceful development and win-win cooperation.
This journal researches the BRI objectives of “policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds”. The goal of this journal is to be comprehensive in content, rigorous in structure and meticulous in form.
This journal is delivered on a Quarterly basis.
Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2018
Belt and Road Initiative and a New Mode of Globalization
Fang Cai, Xiao Ou, Baige Zhao
The Maritime Silk Road: A Field Investigation
Zhang Wing, Wang Yongzhong,
Building The Belt and Road: Ports and Port Cities
Zheng Bingwen, Li Wen, Liu Mingze
Europe and the Belt and Road: Key Issue and Concerns
Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2018
Sri Lanka and The 21st – Century Silk Road
Zhao Jianlin, Zhou Yamin, Xie Laihui
Research Report on ASEAN in Maritime Silk Road
Zhang Ming, Wang Yongzhong
Expanding the Belt and Road: A New Perspective on China - Latin America Integrated Cooperation
Zhang Yong, Shi Peiran
Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2018
Europe and the Belt and Road Initiative Challenges and Opportunities
By Liu Zuokui
The “Belt and Road” is a brand new initiative introduced by China in the new era. It mainly aims to promote the connectivity and the economic cooperation between China and the countries involved. Moreover, it actively pushes forward the policy coordination, currency circulation as well as the people-to-people bond. Europe or the EU plays quite a significant role under the “Belt and Road” Initiative. For China, the EU is the most important trading partner, the leading source of foreign investment, a key supporter of Chinese economy and the very focus of the “Belt and Road” Initiative. The “Belt and Road” Initiative will undoubtedly become the crucial link between the two major civilizations and two huge markets and further contribute to the comprehensive cooperation between China and Europe.
How Hungary Perceives the Belt and Road Initiative and China-CEEC Cooperation
By Chen Xin, Li Danlin, Ma Junchi, Viktor Orbána, György Matolcsya, Sándor Zoltán Kusai, András Inotaia, Ottó Juhászb, Gábor Brauna, Viktor Eszterháia, Antal József Knowledge Centera, Dr. Miklós Losoncza, András Vértesa
In Hungary, we believe that there is no single policy that could be equally successful for every nation, as they are extremely diverse. We believe that the key for the development of world economy is the coexistence of dissimilar models and different approaches to economic policy. For that very reason it is better to welcome the rise of new economic poles and new political centres, rather than see them as a threat. A world with multiple centres have many opportunities to offer.
Key Research on the Belt and Road Initiative
By Zhang Ming Wang Yongzhong
What links does the Belt and Road Initiative have with world economic growth? This article tries to testify that the effective implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative is expected to push for remarkable growth of the world economy from the perspective of infrastructure investment.
Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2018
The Alignment of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Bright Road of Kazakhstan: Problems and Perspective
By Li Yongquan, Wang Xiaoquan
As an important neighboring country for China, located in the core area of the Silk Road Economic Belt, Kazakhstan plays an important role in the joint construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt. China is an important priority in Kazakhstan’s external policy and an important partner of Kazakhstan’s. The joint construction of the initiative for the Silk Road Economic Belt and the New Economic Policy of the Bright Road Initiative are the national strategies for development worked out by the leaders of both China and Kazakhstan in line with the new international situation of political and economic development and combining with the national developmental conditions and the characteristics of China and Kazakhstan. Both countries have reached a high degree of consensus on the coordination of the two strategies. According to an analysis of Kazakhstan’s New Economic Policy of the Bright Road Initiative and relevant strategy of development, there is a high degree of fit between China and Kazakhstan in foreign policy, developmental goals and strategy implementation, and both countries can engage in all-round cooperation for mutually beneficial and win-win outcomes. Meanwhile, we should also realize that due to various factors, the cooperation and strategic alignment between China and Kazakhstan will not be smooth and there are many difficulties that need to be overcome.
The Construction and Development of Asia and Africa Economic Circle under the Belt and Road Perspective
By Ma Wenzheng, Zhi Yuchen, WangSai Feiye
In 2013, during the visit to Central Asia and Southeast Asia, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the initiative to jointly build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (hereinafter referred to as the “Belt and Road Initiative”), which has attracted much international attention. This article consists of four chapters.
The Development in the Four Economic Corridors of Indian Ocean under the Chinese Belt and Road Perspective
Yang Yuxin, Zhi Yuchen, Ma Wenzheng
As China advances the OBOR Initiative, China has built a solid foundation for deepening cooperation with Pakistan and made significant progress in building a rapport with East African countries. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Kenya-Uganda Economic Corridor, Tanzania-Rwanda Economic Corridor and Ethiopia-Djibouti Economic Corridor have become important pillars in China’s strategy concerning the Indian Ocean. However, the above-mentioned countries and regions have disadvantages such as poor economic base, low level of development, greater risk of war, greater security risk, intervention of the West and political unrest. This report mainly aims to adopt a problem-oriented approach to analyze the strategic goals and challenges of China in relation to the four major economic corridors, and make recommendations for next steps.