Title

BRI in Central Asia: Rail and Road Connectivity Projects

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Central Asia Regional Data Review

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

This data article shows that most of the rail and road projects in which the Chinese are involved in Central Asia are implemented within the territories of individual countries and thus are still poorly linked with each other. However, these internal transport routes are expected to eventually form the basis of a new cross-regional network within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Smaller scale road construction and rehabilitation projects create linkages connecting China across Central Asia to South Asia, Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East.

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Central Asia, China

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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