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President Xi Jinping's “Belt and Road” Initiative - A Practical Assessment of the Chinese Communist Party’s Roadmap for China’s Global Resurgence

Written by Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

In the fall of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the strategic framework of building the “Silk Road Economic Belt” and a counterpart “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, collectively referred to in abbreviated form in Chinese parlance as the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative. …

As such, the new U.S. administration that takes office in January 2017 would be well served in thinking about new approaches to interact with and manage a process that, if President Xi gets his way, will be a force to be reckoned with for the next decade and beyond.

This report was firstly published by CSIS in March 2016.

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