Summary of “One Belt, One Road”

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Beyond a Great Leap Forward, China is making a Great Leap Outward.


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The enormity of China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) transcontinental infrastructure drive affirms the continuation of the country’s global economic march. OBOR’s expanse is in all directions, as China seeks to grow its trade ties and influence throughout Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Yet China faces a variety of physical, political and financing risks, which this engaging, well-researched and accessible analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit illuminates. getAbstract recommends this comprehensive study to executives, policy makers and investors interested in understanding the plan and progress of the new Silk Road.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative encompasses,
  • How China is financing OBOR and
  • What challenges the country faces in this massive undertaking.


China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) transcontinental development initiative is the latest chapter in the nation’s trade and economic growth story. Infrastructure needs are significant along all the segments of the “Silk Road Economic Belt,” which builds on the ancient Silk Road trade routes and adds...
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