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China’s Global Vision and Actions

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China’s Global Vision and Actions

Reactions to Belt, Road and Beyond

9781788978965 Edward Elgar Publishing
Peter J. Rimmer AM, Emeritus Professor, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Publication Date: November 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 896 5 Extent: c 208 pp
This insightful book examines the growing role of China on the global stage by gauging the varying reactions of international spectators to Beijing’s hugely significant Belt and Road Initiative. Laced with detailed empirical studies and an array of illustrative maps, Peter Rimmer assesses the domestic impact of the Initiative thus far and offers an astute appraisal of the imperial connotations of Beijing’s global logistical project.

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This insightful book examines the growing role of China on the global stage by gauging the varying reactions of international spectators to Beijing’s hugely significant Belt and Road Initiative. Featuring detailed studies of key geologistical projects, Peter Rimmer charts the swift transformation of China’s domestic logistics systems into a global geologistics policy.
 
Analyses of major international logistical projects, from the Great Stone Industrial Park of Belarus, through the ports of Gwadar, Piraeus, Darwin and Sabetta to the Nicaragua Canal, illustrate the global impact of China’s geologistical developments and how key logistics skills are exported through the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. This book distils China’s global logistics developments into three basic models – the transcontinental, the reverse and the classic – to reflect upon the effects of the first five years of the Belt and Road Initiative. Laced with detailed empirical studies and an array of illustrative maps, Rimmer assesses the domestic impact of the Initiative thus far and offers an astute appraisal of the imperial connotations of Beijing’s global logistical project.
 
This enlightening book provides crucial insights for academics and researchers in political science, transport studies and economics investigating China’s recent policy initiatives, particularly those who examine the impact of geologistics. Policymakers and commentators will also benefit from the author’s unique empirical insight into global logistics development.
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Contents: Preface: Beyond China, China, China INTRODUCTION 1. Actions and Reactions PART I CHINA Reviving the Silk Road 2. From China’s Logistics to China’s Geologistics PART II THE SILK ROAD ECONOMIC BELT: LANDBRIDGES, ECONOMIC CORRIDORS AND DRY PORTS Reorganizing Eurasia 3. Landbridging Eurasia 4. Secondary Economic Corridors, Dry Ports and Seaport Gateways PART III THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY MARITIME SILK ROAD: BLUE ECONOMIC PASSAGES, AN ECONOMIC CIRCLE AND SEAPORTS Expanding the Maritime Silk Road 5. China-Indian Ocean-Africa-Mediterranean Passage 6. China-Oceania-South Pacific Passage: Adding Antarctica 7. China-Arctic Ocean Passage 8. China-Trans-Pacific Ocean Passage: Latin America and the Caribbean CONCLUSION 9. Five Years On, Centennial Goals and an Imperial Connection? Bibliography Index

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