Author(s): Daniel Drache; A. T. Kingsmith; Duan Qi
As China's commands more global influence, this is an expert exploration of China's bold plan to remake the world economy through the "One Belt, One Road" initiative.
China is investing in infrastructure worldwide for development and political objectives one continent at a time, country by country and project by project. The 'One Belt, One Road' or the 'New Silk Road' policy lies at the centre of this plan to remake the global economy. It is an initiative that demands close examination on account of its scale (70 countries, 1000 projects and a $2 trillion budget), ambition and worldwide ramifications. In short, is China about to change the world again?
One Road, Many Dreams is aimed at the general reader who wants to find out about China's global infrastructural initiative and what it means for world power politics and public policy. It answers the simple but complex questions, the "what", "why", "how" and "who" of China's attempt to remake the global economy in the next ten years in its own image. In the final analysis, the ultimate goal may not be attainable, but China is so big economically and demographically that the sheer momentum of its rise in the global economy is unstoppable at this point in time with its soft power global infrastructure initiative. Globally and regionally it is already having major economic impacts in Asia, Africa, central Europe and Latin America.
The book will examine and analyze the regional members, the projects, deep pockets, soft power image-building, governance troubles, winners and losers, and China's leverage in an uncertain age.