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Xinjiang and Central Asia’s Pivot of History for the Belt and Road Initiative

  • Jean A. Berlie
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Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)

Abstract

The re-emergence of Central Asia in world history imposes a new consideration of Xinjiang, the gate of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). For Xinjiang also, the Belt and Road Initiative constitutes China’s greatest project for the twenty-first century. Xinjiang is a pivot of the new history of Central Asia, and through it the new Silk Road is able to reach far away countries. The history, society, economy and geopolitics along the ancient Silk Road provide a perspective to understand the Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia.

Keywords

Development History Kazakhstan Mongol Overseas Chinese Pivot Uyghur Xinjiang 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean A. Berlie
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  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong

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