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Analytical Overview of Beijings Belt and Road Corridors

Ijaz Khalid, Syed Umair Jalal and Muhammad Bilal
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Ijaz Khalid: Demonstrator, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Syed Umair Jalal: MPhil Scholar, Department of Political Sciences,University of Peshawar, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Muhammad Bilal: Assistant Registrar, Women University Swabi, Swabi, KP, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2018, vol. 3, issue 2, 18-30

Abstract: This paper explores the rationale and factors that led to the adoption of Beijings Belt and Road Initiative. The study analysis the land corridors in detail and investigate its progress and challenges posed to each corridor. This paper aims to find out the real motives behind the overall concept of Belt and Road corridors and the benefits that it brings to China and participant states. Additionally, the paper examines the origin, capacity and extortions faced to BRI while making it a reality. This project plans greater trade and industrial activities through energy and communication infrastructure, activating of ports and construction of economic zones. The studies found that the project is more than just an economic investment corridor which will further boost PRC economy; it is also a strategic asset for the Chinese government which could provide strategic depth against its rivals powers like the US and its allies which are trying to contain China.

Keywords: China; Belt & Road Initiative; Analysis; Corridor; South Asia; Middle East (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2018(III-II).03

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