The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative

Concept, Context and Assessment

  • Siegfried O. Wolf

Part of the Contemporary South Asian Studies book series (CSAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Siegfried O. Wolf
    Pages 1-19
  3. Siegfried O. Wolf
    Pages 47-71
  4. Siegfried O. Wolf
    Pages 73-91
  5. Siegfried O. Wolf
    Pages 125-241
  6. Siegfried O. Wolf
    Pages 307-327
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-395

About this book


This book focuses on the implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure development project intended to connect Asia with Europe, the Middle East and Africa. By introducing a new analytical approach to the study of economic corridors, it gauges the anticipated economic and geopolitical impacts on the region and discusses whether the CPEC will serve as a pioneer project for future regional cooperation between and integration of sub-national regions such as Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Further, it explores the interests, expectations and policy approaches of both Chinese and Pakistani local and central governments with regard to the CPEC’s implementation. Given its scope, the book will appeal to regional and spatial sciences scholars, as well as social scientists interested in the regional impacts of economic corridors. It also offers valuable information for policymakers in countries participating in the Belt-and-Road Initiative or other Chinese-supported development projects.


Regional cooperation Infrastructure development projects in Asia Belt-and-Road Initiative Cooperation China-Pakistan Concept of Economic Corridors Economic corridors Terrorism South Asia Chinese Foreign Investment Economic cooperation Afghanistan GSP+ Civil-Military Relations

Authors and affiliations

  • Siegfried O. Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)BrusselsBelgium

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