China's Asian dream : empire building along the new Silk Road
- Tom Miller.
- London : Zed Books, 
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- xii, 292 pages : maps ; 23 cm
- Miller, Tom (Journalist) author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-279) and index.
- Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction
- 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
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
"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 triumphantly 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 geopolitical overview with on-the-ground reportage from a dozen countries, China's Asian Dream offers a fresh perspective on the rise of China' and asks: what does it means for the future of Asia?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- 9781783609277 (mobi)
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