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What is One Belt One Road

Economic Dynamics of Global Energy Geopolitics
A multifaceted plan that combines soft power, hard power, political, social, and economic aspects. The OBOR aims to relaunch the Chinese economy, preserve the continuity of the Communist Party and to create a favorable environment at the international level to foster the reemergence of China.
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Central Asia's Role in China's Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities
Paulo Afonso Brardo Duarte (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4203-2.ch009
Central Asia has gained extraordinary importance in recent years in the framework of global energy security. China is the most significant example of a power that looks to its periphery as a viable option for energy supply. In Central Asia, Chinese companies are dynamic players having even broken the long Soviet and Russian monopoly over regional pipelines. This chapter examines the importance of the region within China's energy security, while not overlooking the potential contribution of the China-Pakistan economic corridor in the energy transit. In addition, Central Asia is likely to help China reduce the energy deficit in Xinjiang, through the import of hydroelectricity generated in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Although Central Asia's contribution to global energy security is low, it matters in a context of energy diversification, in which China's One Belt One Road brought a more promising dynamics to the cooperation between Beijing and Central Asian countries.
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Middle East: Who Will Dominate in the Region – A Case of China
It is the initiative to connect Asia with Africa and Europe through land and sea routes to deepen regional integration, promote trade and stimulate economic growth.
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