China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the Lens of Central Asia

  title={China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the Lens of Central Asia},
  author={Roman Vakulchuk and Indra Overland},
  journal={ERN: Other Institutions \& Transition Economics: Political Economy (Topic)},
  • Roman Vakulchuk, Indra Overland
  • Published 26 October 2018
  • Political Science
  • ERN: Other Institutions & Transition Economics: Political Economy (Topic)
Has the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched by China in 2013, changed the perception of China among local actors in Central Asia? There are numerous internal problems and contradictions among the Central Asian countries and the region remains one of the least integrated in the world. This poses serious challenges to BRI but also offers opportunities for enhancing regional connectivity and integration. Although there has been some research and even more media coverage of BRI, little is… 

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