Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative ties in with the former global political significance of the “Middle Kingdom” and at the same time draws up a blueprint for future greatness. By expanding transport infrastructure, energy supply and economic corridors between Asia, Africa and Europe, a “new golden age of globalization” is to be introduced.
In eleven chapters, Uwe Hoering traces central aspects of the project and questions whether this development strategy is compatible with democratic conditions, social and ecological justice, the protection of human and minority rights and the reduction of conflicts.
The book is also available in German language.
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