Infrastructure and the Belt and Road Initiative

  • Manuel Benard
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


This chapter discusses infrastructure and specifically the megaproject of China’s President Xi Jinping, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It is sure that infrastructure is a major point to look at the ethic of China along the Belt and Road Initiative. The author pointed the cases of Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Myanmar. This chapter deals with the important question of dispute resolution. The outlook on economy, development impacts, risks and challenges, and arbitration on infrastructure along the Belt and Road shows that infrastructure remains a priority for China, a challenger to the existing international order.


Belt and Road Development Deep sea ports Dispute resolution Infrastructure Finance 


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  • Manuel Benard
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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherParisFrance

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