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Securing the Belt and Road Initiative

Risk Assessment, Private Security and Special Insurances Along the New Wave of Chinese Outbound Investments

  • Alessandro Arduino
  • Xue Gong


  • Explores China's new world of investments in Asia

  • Charts the financial realities behind China's influence on Eurasia, Southeast Asia and other regions

  • Explores how national security strategies should evolve to adapt to China's rise


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro Arduino, Xue Gong
      Pages 3-14
  3. The Belt and Road Security Blueprint

  4. Maritime Political and Security Risks

  5. Corporate Social Responsibilities and Insurance Performance of Chinese Investments

  6. Risk Forecasting and Crisis Mitigation along the Eurasian Landmass and Middle East

  7. The European Union: The Belt and Road Terminus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255

About this book


This collection, bringing together the views of a wide range of scholars, explores the expansion of Chinese outbound investments aimed to sustain the increased need for natural resources and how they have amplified the magnitude of a possible international crisis that the People’s Republic of China may face in the near future. President Xi’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI), aimed to promote economic development and exchanges with China for over 60 countries, necessitates a wide range of security procedures. While the threats to Chinese enterprises and Chinese workers based on foreign soil are poised to increase, there is an urgent need to develop new guidelines for risk assessment, special insurance and crisis management. While the Chinese State Owned Enterprises are expanding their international reach capabilities, they still do not have the capacity to assure adequate security and demonstrate corporate social responsibility. In such a climate, this collection will be of profound value to policy makers, those working in the financial sector, and academics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Arduino
    • 1
  • Xue Gong
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Security & Crisis Management ProgramShanghaiChina
  2. 2.S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

About the editors

Dr. Alessandro Arduino is the co-director of the Security & Crisis Management program at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science (SASS-UNITO) and external affiliate at the Lau China Institute, King’s College London. Dr. Arduino's two decades of experience in China encompasses security analysis and crisis management.

Dr. Xue Gong is a Research Fellow with China Programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. She received her PhD from NTU in 2017. Her main research interests include China’s economic diplomacy, Belt and Road Initiative, China’s economic relations with Southeast Asia, China’s SOEs reforms and corporate social responsibility.

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