China’s New Economic Silk Road: The Great Eurasian Game (SC)
Chris Devonshire Ellis
Chinese President Xi Jinping has stated that China’s proposed Silk Road Economic Belt will impact upon three billion people and will unite the biggest market in the world with “unparalleled potential”. Reconnecting China with Eurasia and South-East Asia has now become a cornerstone of China’s foreign policy, with new banks being set up, billions of dollars of loans being made and diplomatic moves all being taken to ensure its success. This unique and currently only available study into the proposed Silk Road Economic Belt examines the institutional, financial and infrastructure projects that are currently underway and in the planning stage across the entire region. Covering over 60 countries, this book explores the regional reforms, potential problems, opportunities and longer term impact that the Silk Road will have upon Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Chris Devonshire-Ellis is the Chairman and founding partner of Dezan Shira & Associates and has travelled extensively throughout China, Central Asia, Russia and South-East Asia.