HKTDC (2017) [47]

Analysis of six economic corridors in the OBOR. Key areas of co-operation are policy, finance and others.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Du (2016) [1]

Compare the OBOR with the TPP, claiming the former to be the Chinese version of globalization.

The Chinese Journal of Global


Tian, 2016 [48]

OBOR is China’s grand strategy encountering the US’s TPP promotion or rebalancing in Asia.


Hsueh, 2016 [49]

The OBOR would provide a great opportunity for the internationalization of the renminbi, since more trade and investment can be settled with renminbi.

Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies

Tian, Yu, & Zhang, 2016 [50]

Outward FDI of China has become economically important to touch international investment with a 50% annual growth rate.

China Economic Journal

Hali, Shukui, & Iqbal, 2015 [51]

The OBOR has been perceived by Chinese planners and their well-wishers as a game changer for the entire region.

Strategic Studies

Yang et al., 2016 [54]

The rail way infrastructure can connect China to Europe as an important part of the OBOR initiative.

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

Wolff, 2016 [8]

The Belt and Road initiative has common approaches to infrastructure development and regional cooperation by institutions, particularly the development banks.

German Development Institute

Xu, 2016 [52]

China impetuses to reach well-adjusted regional development between coastal and inland regions, and places a priority on investment by OBOR Initiative.

China Economic Review

Xue, 2016 [53]

China’s foreign policy agenda will change significantly from “keeping a low profile” to “proactively and enterprisingly striving for achievements” as it implements the One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy.

Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies

Yang et al., 2016 [54]

Some major challenges of OBOR are complex natural features, mismatched resources, shared ecological issues, and diverse socioeconomic conditions.

Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

Haggai, 2016 [55]

OBOR initiative has huge potential in promoting economic development in the partner nations.

World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Yuqing, 2016 [56]

China plans to achieve diplomatic, economic and political objectives through the AIIB through facilitating OBOR strategy and steering regional cooperation and integration.

Chinese Political Science Review

Ferdinand, 2016 [57]

China’s foreign policy has moved from risk-averse caution to optimistic “dreaming” about a better world in which China will have recovered its rightful place.

International Affairs

Grieger, 2016 [58]

The initiative is unprecedented in terms of China’s financial engagement and the innovative network-based project design which is intended to contribute to a more inclusive global governance.


Huang, 2016 [18]

OBOR initiative aims to boost business and spread affluence across 60-plus countries with more than 4 billion people by construction of essential infrastructure and enhancing financial and trade links.

China Economic Review

EIU, 2015 [59]

OBOR not only represents a renewed, stronger and better coordinated push to expand China’s influence overseas, but it is also coupled with a domestic investment drive.

The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited

Swaine, 2015 [60]

The One Belt, One Road initiative offers considerable potential in several economic, political, cultural, and strategic realms; it also presents many uncertainties and potential concerns.

China Leadership Monitor

Zimmerman, 2015 [61]

OBOR has been designed to reshape the economic and political order in Central Asia and the Asian Pacific region by encouraging a network of trade routes, political cooperation, and cultural exchange.

Center on International Cooperation

Andrea, 2014 [4]

China’s OBOR initiative is based upon projects, not rules, supporting that China has made connectivity and infrastructure as the top priorities.

Asian Review of World Histories