Journal article

China-Led Globalization? Understanding and Making Policy for Risk in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

XM Chen, JT Miao, X Li

Regions | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019

Abstract

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive program of funding and construction that weaves trade and infrastructure connections across 70 countries, has the potential of reshaping globalization and ushering in a new era of South-South cooperation. However, whilst recognizing these opportunities this paper will focus on the risks relative to potential benefits of the scheme and will set out a project of research investigating risk at local, national and international scales, which forms part of a Regional Studies Association Policy Expo. The aim of this research is to develop a meaningful index measuring risk for the 70-90 BRI countries and to evaluate the factors that affect this risk..

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