China’s Belt and Road Initiative is best known as a massive set of infrastructure projects stretching from Asia to Europe. But more than that, it is a sweeping foreign policy vision that provides China with opportunities for deep engagement with virtually every aspect of state and society in its partner countries. Many developing countries welcome the investments and opportunities for trade linked to the initiative, but some of the projects have sparked local resistance over fears of unfair terms or potential opportunities for Chinese intelligence penetration.
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Research Article| January 01 2021
The Many Faces of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Current History (2021) 120 (822): 28–34.
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Raffaello Pantucci; The Many Faces of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Current History 1 January 2021; 120 (822): 28–34. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2021.120.822.28
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