Introduction - The EU and China in Central Asia: (Un)natural Partners?

Bossuyt, Fabienne and Dessein, Bart, "Introduction - The EU and China in Central Asia: (Un)natural Partners?" in The European Union, China and Central Asia - Global and Regional Cooperation in a New Era ed. Bossuyt, Fabienne and Dessein, Bart (London: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2021), 1-14.

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  • Author Bossuyt, Fabienne
    Dessein, Bart
    Book Editor Bossuyt, Fabienne
    Dessein, Bart
    Chapter Title Introduction - The EU and China in Central Asia: (Un)natural Partners?
    Book Title The European Union, China and Central Asia - Global and Regional Cooperation in a New Era
    Publication Date 2021
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Routledge Taylor and Francis Group
    Start page 1
    End page 14
    Language eng
    Abstract In the past 20 years, both China and the European Union (EU) have positioned themselves in Central Asia as leading actors in trade, investment, and development aid, as well as significant political partners. The possibility of cooperation between the EU and China in Central Asia will depend on how the overall Sino-European relationship evolves in the coming years. Moreover, China's growing clout in Central Asia is entailing a major shift in the balance of power in the region, revealing the relative decline of Russia as Central Asia's natural partner. When viewed from this Chinese angle, China's involvement in Central Asia as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) thus gains a different analytical prominence. Academic literature on the rationales behind the BRI seems to be inconclusive as to the main drivers behind the initiative. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.
    Keyword Area Studies
    Politics & International Relations
    Copyright Holder Routledge, Taylor and Francis
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781003022336
    DOI doi.org/10.4324/9781003022336
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