The “One Belt, One Road” Policy – History, Trends and Possibilities

Paper by Phyllis Johnson

Vision and Actions on Jointly Building a Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road –“Belt and Road”

This new policy was announced in March this year by President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and is collectively known as “One Belt, One Road”– or simply the “Belt and Road” policy. This is a development policy — economic, political, security — it is all of those things collectively, but none of those things separately, in the sense that it is a holistic vision to reach out and initiate action to jointly build a new world order that is development-oriented, with mutual prosperity as its goal, and human security at its heart. Continue reading

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