China's Asian dream : empire building along the new Silk Road
Miller, Tom (Journalist), author.
China's Asian dream : empire building along the new Silk Road / Tom Miller.
London : Zed Books Ltd, 
xii, 292 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. "One belt, one road": Financing the New Silk Road - Belt and road initiative - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Asia's infrastructure arms race
- 2. Marching west: the economics of power in central Asia - Xinjiang - Central Asia - Russia
- 3. In the heat of the sun: advancing down the Mekong - Laos - Cambodia
- 4. California dreamin': how China "lost" Myanmar - Gateway to the Bay of Bengal
- 5. A string of pearls: fear and loathing in the Indian Ocean - Indian Ocean - Pakistan - India - Sri Lanka
- 6. Fiery waters: mapping the South China Sea - Vietnam.
"China", Napoleon once remarked, "is a sleeping lion. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world." In 2014, President Xi Jinping declared the lion had awakened. Under his leadership, China is pursuing a dream to restore its historical position as the dominant power in Asia. From the Mekong River Basin to the Central Asian Steppe, China is flexing its economic muscles for strategic ends. By setting up new regional financial institutions, Beijing is challenging the post-World War II order established under the watchful eye of Washington. And by funding and building roads, railways, ports and power lines - a New Silk Road across Eurasia and through the South China Sea and Indian Ocean - China aims to draw its neighbours ever tighter into its embrace. Combining a geopoliticial overview with on-the-ground reportage from a dozen countries, China's Asian Dream offers a fresh perspective on the rise of China and what it means for the future of Asia. - From back cover.
- Subject headings
China--Foreign economic relations--Asia.
Asia--Foreign economic relations--China.
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