• Siegfried O. Wolf
Part of the Contemporary South Asian Studies book series (CSAS)


This chapter gives a brief introduction of the chosen topic—the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Starting from the notion that Economic Corridors (ECs) are able to play a key role in integrating economies, it outlines the research structure, the author’s arguments and the methods used. It’s noted that South Asia still largely lacks connectivity at both national and cross-national levels—in fact South Asia is one of the least economically integrated regions in the world. In order to address this issue, it will be highlighted that ECs can basically serve as a means to overcome both national and regional connectivity gaps, enhance economic growth within participating countries, and boost regional collaboration and integration.


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

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