The Belt and Road Initiative: A Pathway towards Inclusive Globalization

1st Edition

Liu Weidong

March 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 184 Pages - 27 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138331600 - CAT# K393039
Series: China Perspectives


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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI hereafter) of China has attracted worldwide attention and participation, causing a lot of debates over its implications for the international society. Although it is still in a budding stage, the BRI seems to afford a framework for an increasing number of countries to explore jointly new international economic governance mechanisms and offers significant opportunities for them to jointly cope with global challenges. Taking a globalization perspective and tracking back the ancient silk roads, this book tries to examine the general context in which the BRI is raised and implemented, arguing that this Chinese initiative, instead of replacing existing international cooperation mechanisms, is a call for reform and development of neoliberalism globalization and will open up a new era of inclusive globalization.

Inclusive globalization is neither an overturn nor a simple continuation of neoliberalism globalization, but a proposal capable for addressing the problems of existing globalization. The difference between them lies in the fact that globalization cannot only serve the "spatial fix" of capital, but also has to meet the needs of living people. The book also addresses a number of major issues on building the Belt and Road and contains Chinese media’s interviews with the author on various BRI issues. Given the author has been intensively involved in the studies of and planning for the BRI, the book offers a valuable academic insight into this Chinese initiative.

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