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China’s Eurasian Dilemmas

Roads and Risks for a Sustainable Global Power

R. J. Ferguson

Providing a timely analysis of China’s engagement with Eurasia, R. James Ferguson focuses on the challenges obstructing China’s path to becoming a sustainable global power. Engagement across Eurasia presents China, its leaders and policymakers with intensified contact with regional and national conflicts, posing environmental, developmental and strategic dilemmas.
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Acronyms and abbreviations

R. J. Ferguson

ABM

Anti-Ballistic Missile

ADB

Asian Development Bank

AIIB

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

ARF

ASEAN Regional Forum

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASEM

Asia-Europe Meeting

BCIM-EC

Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar Economic Corridor

BRI

Belt and Road Initiative

BRICS

Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa grouping

CCP

Chinese Communist Party

CDB

China Development Bank

CEE

Central and East Europe (countries)

CICA

Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia

CNP

Comprehensive National Power

CPEC

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor

CSTO

Collective Security Treaty Organization

EAS

East Asia Summit

EEU

Eurasian Economic Union (also often abbreviated as the EAEU)

G2

Group of 2 (as global leaders)

GCAP

Greater Central Asia Partnership for Cooperation and Development

HDI

Human Development Index

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IONS

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

IORA

Indian Ocean Rim Association

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NSR

New Silk Road

OBOR

One Belt, One Road

PLA

People’s Liberation Army

PLAN

People’s Liberation Army Navy

RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

SCO

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

SLOCs

Sea Lines of Communication

SOE

State-owned Enterprise

TPP

Trans-Pacific Partnership

XUAR

Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

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Map 1    Eurasia: political map

Source: Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

 

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Map 2    The Belt and Road Initiative

Source: Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), http://merics.org/en/china-mapping/silk-road-initiative.