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China Belt and Road Initiative Journal: Research Analysis and Perspectives

ISSN 2515-9402

EISSN 2515-9410

Europe and the Belt and Road: Key Issue and Concerns

Liu Zuokui

Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2018


The China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative has caused diverse repercussions in European countries, especially in Central and Eastern European countries (16 CEE countries were listed as the countries along the “Belt and Road”). The EU has been following the “Belt and Road” Initiative and expecting the synergy between the Initiative and the existing projects and plans of the EU.

The EU’s response to the “Belt and Road” Initiative suggests that the Initiative enjoys a popularity in Europe and Europe expects to get a lift from the rise of Chinese economy and develop economic and trade relations with China by making full use of the various initiatives and mechanisms launched by China. However, to understand the real attitude of Europe towards the initiative, the official declarations of the European countries are far from enough. Therefore, it is necessary to further analyse the motives behind European responses and the potential of the bilateral cooperation between the two parties.

Content :

The Responses to the “Belt and Road” Initiative from Central and Eastern European Countries and the EU institutions

I. Various Developing Stages of China’s Policy towards CEEC: From Regional Cooperation to the Connectivity to the “Belt and Road” Initiative

II. The Analysis of the Responses to China’s Initiatives in Different Phases from Central and Eastern European Countries and EU Institutions

1. The Promotion of the China-CEEC Regional Cooperation

2. The Promotion of the Comprehensive Development of the China-EU Relations and the Connectivity between China and Europe

3. The Promotion of the Construction of the “Belt and Road” Initiative in Europe

4. The Promotion of the Synergy between the Development Strategies of China and Europe. 

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