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Book review: Jean A. Berlie (Ed.), China’s Globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative

China Report. 2020. Vol. 56. No. 3. P. 415-418.
Rajhans S. K., Amarasinghe P.

It would not be an exaggeration to remark that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has created a dazzling discourse in academia since its inception in 2013 and that the number of papers, books and monographs written on this gigantic project have shown the good, bad and ugly side of a BRI that encompasses around 70 per cent of the world population. Yet, the Chinese vision of reviving its historical legacy of the silk road and Xi Jing Ping’s dream of China’s participation on the global stage have not received quite the favourable reception it expected around the world with its implications being treated in some quarters even with a strong sense of scepticism.