Raffaello Pantucci is the co-author of the book Sinostan, alongside Alexandros Petersen. China’s rise is changing the world. Much attention has been given to how China’s geo-economic vision is playing out in the global economy, or how its technology is reshaping the planet, yet it is over its western borders, in Central Asia, that China’s influence has been quietly expanding in a more pervasive way. It is here that you can find the first strand of Xi Jinping’s grand Belt and Road Initiative, China’s new Silk Road to the West. It is to the Eurasian heartland that we can look for an understanding of China’s new foreign policy vision and its consequences.
We talked about the expansion of Chinese influence in the region, the Belt and Road Initiative, and terrorism in China and the province of Xinjiang.
Sinostan: China’s Inadvertent Empire – https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6492/9780198857969
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