China Belt and Road Initiative Journal: Research Analysis and Perspectives

ISSN 2515-9402

EISSN 2515-9410

Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2018

Abstract:

As China advances the OBOR Initiative, China has built a solid foundation for deepening cooperation with Pakistan and made significant progress in building a rapport with East African countries. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Kenya-Uganda Economic Corridor, Tanzania-Rwanda Economic Corridor and Ethiopia-Djibouti Economic Corridor have become important pillars in China’s strategy concerning the Indian Ocean. However, the above-mentioned countries and regions have disadvantages such as poor economic base, low level of development, greater risk of war, greater security risk, intervention of the West and political unrest. This report mainly aims to adopt a problem-oriented approach to analyze the strategic goals and challenges of China in relation to the four major economic corridors, and make recommendations for next steps.

Content :

General Introduction: China and the Indian Ocean in the Context of the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: An Arduous Road Leading to the Indian Ocean

Kenya-Uganda Economic Corridor: Africa’s Gateway to the Indian Ocean

Ethiopia-Djibouti Economic Corridor: A Linchpin in Eurasia and Africa 

Tanzania - Rwanda Corridor: A Route Connecting the Great Lakes Region of Africa to the Indian Ocean

Building an Indian Ocean Economic Circle with the Four Corridors as Its Pillars 

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