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Author Scobell, Andrew, author

Title At the dawn of belt and road : China in the developing world / Andrew Scobell, Bonny Lin, Howard J. Shatz, Michael Johnson, Larry Hanauer, Michael S. Chase, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Ivan W. Rasmussen, Arthur Chan, Aaron Strong, Eric Warner, Logan Ma
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 360 pages) : illustrations, color maps
Series [Research report] ; RR-2273-A
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-2273-A
Contents Introduction -- China in the Zone: The Cold War and After -- China in Southeast Asia -- China in Oceania -- China in Central Asia -- China in South Asia -- China in the Middle East -- China in Africa -- China in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Pivotal Regional Partnerships -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Actors Involved in Shaping or Influencing Chinese Foreign Policy
Summary Since its establishment in 1949, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has viewed itself as an underdeveloped country-economically backward, physically weak, and vulnerable to exploitation by more powerful states. Even as the PRC has grown stronger economically and militarily, especially since launching the reform and opening policies of Deng Xiaoping in 1978, PRC officials continue to insist China is a developing country. In the initial stages of reform and opening, China's relations with the developed world were shaped by its desire to expand trade and attract investment. In the 1990s, China increased its attention to the Developing World, negotiating economic agreements and creating new China-centric institutions. This accelerated in the 2000s and especially after the 2008 financial crisis, when there were worldwide doubts about the developed-world, and especially the U.S., economic model. China's attention to the Developing World has culminated in numerous institutions and in the new Belt and Road Initiative. The authors analyze China's political and diplomatic, economic, and military engagement with the Developing World, region by region, focusing on the 21st century through the beginning of the Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious vision that builds on China's previous activities. The authors discuss specific countries in each region-so-called pivotal states-that are most important to China. The authors show that China has oriented its security concerns and its overall engagement in concentric circles of importance. Near neighbors merit the most attention. The authors conclude with policy implications for the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360)
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Subject China -- Commerce -- Developing countries
China -- Economic policy -- 2000-
China -- Foreign economic relations -- Developing countries
Developing countries -- Commerce -- China
Developing countries -- Foreign economic relations -- China
Form Electronic book
Author Cevallos, Astrid Stuth, author
Chan, Arthur, author
Chase, Michael, author
Hanauer, Larry, author
Johnson, Michael, author
Lin, Bonny, author
Ma, Logan, author
Rasmussen, Ivan W., author
Shatz, Howard J., author
Strong, Aaron, author
Warner, Eric, author
Arroyo Center
Rand Corporation, publisher
ISBN 1977400043 (electronic bk.)
9781977400048 (electronic bk.)