The “Belt and Road” Initiative and Economic Integration

  • Kar-yiu Wong


This chapter describes the main features of the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative, which is also called the “Belt and Road (B&R)” Initiative, and analyses possible economic impacts of the Initiative on various countries. The Initiative, suggested by China at the end of 2013, includes several routes on land and sea that connect together many cities in China, Central and South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. These routes not only facilitate the transport of commodities and people between cities, but also promote the development of the cities along the routes.


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  • Kar-yiu Wong
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  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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