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  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 03 June 2008
  • ISBN : 9780812975246
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 15 voters

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Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down. In this utterly surprising and deeply personal book, acclaimed National Public Radio reporter Rob Gifford, a fluent Mandarin speaker, takes the dramatic journey along Route 312 from its start in the boomtown of Shanghai to its end on the border with Kazakhstan. Gifford reveals the rich mosaic of modern Chinese life in all its contradictions, as he poses the crucial questions that all of us are asking about China: Will it really be the next global superpower? Is it as solid and as powerful as it looks from the outside? And who are the ordinary Chinese people, to whom the twenty-first century is supposed to belong? Gifford is not alone on his journey. The largest migration in human history is taking place along highways such as Route 312, as tens of millions of people leave their homes in search of work. He sees signs of the booming urban economy everywhere, but he also uncovers many of the country’s frailties, and some of the deep-seated problems that could derail China’s rise. The whole compelling adventure is told through the cast of colorful characters Gifford meets: garrulous talk-show hosts and ambitious yuppies, impoverished peasants and tragic prostitutes, cell-phone salesmen, AIDS patients, and Tibetan monks. He rides with members of a Shanghai jeep club, hitchhikes across the Gobi desert, and sings karaoke with migrant workers at truck stops along the way. As he recounts his travels along Route 312, Rob Gifford gives a face to what has historically, for Westerners, been a faceless country and breathes life into a nation that is so often reduced to economic statistics. Finally, he sounds a warning that all is not well in the Chinese heartlands, that serious problems lie ahead, and that the future of the West has become inextricably linked with the fate of 1.3 billion Chinese people. “Informative, delightful, and powerfully moving . . . Rob Gifford’s acute powers of observation, his sense of humor and adventure, and his determination to explore the wrenching dilemmas of China’s explosive development open readers’ eyes and reward their minds.” –Robert A. Kapp, president, U.S.-China Business Council, 1994-2004

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China Road

China Road
  • Author : Rob Gifford
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • ISBN : 9780812975246
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Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down. In this utterly surprising and deeply personal book, acclaimed National Public Radio reporter Rob Gifford, a fluent Mandarin speaker, takes

China's Great Road

China's Great Road
  • Author : John Ross
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-07
  • ISBN : 1899155112
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The accumulated achievements of China since its revolution of 1949 are so great that they have now not only changed the world but must lead every socialist and progressive person to think about their relation to them. This is a situation only comparable to the way Russia's 1917 revolution transformed the world. China, after its revolution, has achieved the greatest improvement in life of by far the largest proportion of humanity of any country in human history. China's Great Road explains how

China’s Communication of the Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Communication of the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Author : Carolijn van Noort
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-20
  • ISBN : 9781000433289
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This book examines how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road. By carefully selecting infrastructure modalities and Silk Road representations, it is argued that China’s aesthetic production of the Belt and Road Initiative advances China’s image as an infrastructure and standards-setting power, conjures up a historical continuation of friendly and cooperative relations, and forges China’s identity as good neighbor, good friend, and good partner. Using

China’s Belt and Road Vision

China’s Belt and Road Vision
  • Author : S. Mahmud Ali
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • ISBN : 9783030362447
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This book examines the evolution and major elements of China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI), a trillion-dollar project for the revival and refinement of ancient terrestrial and maritime trade routes. The author analyses the foreign policy and economic strategy behind the initiative as well as the geoeconomic and geopolitical impact on the region. Furthermore, he assesses whether the BRI has to be considered as a challenge to the US-led order, leading to a Sinocentric order in the 21st century. Offering two

China's Provinces and the Belt and Road Initiative

China's Provinces and the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Author : Dominik Mierzejewski
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781000374490
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This book discusses the Belt and Road Initiative at the provincial level in China. It analyses the evolution of the role of local governments in Chinese foreign policy since the opening of China’s economy in 1978, showing how the provinces initially competed with each other, and how the central government was forced to react, developing more centralised policies. Unlike other books on the Belt and Road Initiative, which focus on the international aspects of the initiative, this book demonstrates the

The Belt Road and Beyond

The Belt Road and Beyond
  • Author : Min Ye
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-29
  • ISBN : 9781108479561
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This investigation uses state-mobilized globalization as a framework to understand China's capitalism and emergence as a global power.

The Emperor's New Road

The Emperor's New Road
  • Author : Jonathan E. Hillman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780300244588
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A prominent authority on China’s Belt and Road Initiative reveals the global risks lurking within Beijing’s project of the century China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the world’s most ambitious and misunderstood geoeconomic vision. To carry out President Xi Jinping’s flagship foreign-policy effort, China promises to spend over one trillion dollars for new ports, railways, fiber-optic cables, power plants, and other connections. The plan touches more than one hundred and thirty countries and has expanded

China's Changed Road to Development

China's Changed Road to Development
  • Author : Neville Maxwell,Bruce McFarlane
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-07-29
  • ISBN : 9781483150154
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China's Changed Road to Development covers papers on the very different attitudes to social and economic development that have emerged in China since 1978. The book contains papers on the logic and limits of Chinese socialist development; the underlying factors and prospects of China's economic system reform; and the political economy of class struggle and economic growth in China from 1950 to 1982. The text also includes papers on Chinese market mechanism; the changing relations between state and enterprise in contemporary China; and

China and the Belt and Road Initiative

China and the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Author : Young-Chan Kim
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-01
  • ISBN : 9783030861223
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This book offers critical insights into the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from an EU perspective. It analyzes the political, cultural, and diplomatic effectiveness of Xi's efforts to expand socio-cultural ties and build new trade corridors between Europe and the Far East, and sheds light on the lasting success and influence of China-led economic programs. The book is divided into three parts. The first part provides an overview of the various dimensions of the BRI initiative, including the challenges

China's One Belt One Road Initiative

China's One Belt One Road Initiative
  • Author : Tai Wei Lim,Henry Hing Lee Chan,Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng,Wen Xin Lim
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2016-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781783269310
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Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the Silk Road Economic Belt component of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative at Kazakhstan in 2013. OBOR is a development strategy and framework that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia. It consists of two main components, the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" (SREB) and ocean-going "Maritime Silk Road" (MSR). This book studies the equilibrium or balance between overland and maritime trade routes of OBOR. This book has two major sections.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Author : Siegfried O. Wolf
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-20
  • ISBN : 9783030161989
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This book focuses on the implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure development project intended to connect Asia with Europe, the Middle East and Africa. By introducing a new analytical approach to the study of economic corridors, it gauges the anticipated economic and geopolitical impacts on the region and discusses whether the CPEC will serve as a pioneer project for future regional cooperation between and integration of sub-national regions such as Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered

China's Global Rebalancing and the New Silk Road

China's Global Rebalancing and the New Silk Road
  • Author : B. R. Deepak
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-10
  • ISBN : 9789811059728
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This collaborative volume​ discusses the One Belt One Road, or the New Silk Road, initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping from the perspectives of the Belt and Road countries. This initiative has been viewed as a re-globalization drive by China in the backdrop of financial crisis of the West and the latter’s increasingly protectionist tendencies of late. Rather than ‘rebalancing’ towards a certain region, this is supposed to be China’s ‘global rebalancing’ aimed at inclusiveness and a win-win

China's Road and China's Dream

China's Road and China's Dream
  • Author : Angang Hu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • ISBN : 9789811074226
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This book defines China’s road towards modernization with Chinese characteristics by systematically examining a typical Chinese political process – the National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), during which diverse opinions are collected and a unified political consensus is formed. The author provides a detailed introduction to the background of and preparations for the 18th National Congress of CPC, as well as his personal experience of it as an attending representative. In addition, the book addresses a key

China's Road to Peaceful Rise

China's Road to Peaceful Rise
  • Author : Zheng Bijian
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781136723179
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Zheng Bijian has been one of the most influential thinkers and policy formulators in China during its reform period. In the early 1990s he worked with Deng Xiaoping collating and publishing Deng’s speeches and as vice president of the Party School gave top priority to ensuring that members of the Party were thoroughly familiar with Deng’s views, theories and reform agenda. In this important book, which is already available in Chinese, Zheng Bijian sets out his views and

China's Presence in the Middle East

China's Presence in the Middle East
  • Author : Anoushiravan Ehteshami,Niv Horesh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-04
  • ISBN : 9781351734981
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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia’s economic links with China through ambitious infrastructural projects. Central to this are fast-track rail links, funded by the newly-established Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), which has its headquarters in Beijing. This book explores the implications of OBOR and the AIIB for the Middle East/West Asia, and addresses a number of