European Strategy towards the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

European Strategy towards the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

THINK. develops strategies for European strategy makers in the private and public sector.  It provides suggestions on how to address challenges and capitalize on the opportunities deriving from the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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Overall Chinese strategy in Kenya

China’s strategy in Kenya is based on diplomatic missions; soft power and economic cooperation with the aim of securing a stable source of the region’s natural resource and use Kenya’s excess construction capacity.

China’s strategy in the Netherlands

The Dutch cabinet is expected to publish its China strategy soon, and reportedly, there is tension between the economic and security interests. China wants technological knowhow and access to global markets. However, there are increasing worries in states due to unfair practices from the Chinese.

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

China initially misjudged the difficulty of developing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and of the Pakistani backlash against the project. Beijing has eventually adopted a careful, gradualist approach to CPEC projects, which is outlined in the summary.

Chinese economic activities in the Balkans: transport infrastructure

China pays special interest to the development of the logistic-transport sector in the Balkans region with an Emphasis is on the North-South axis, connecting Greece (port), Albania and Montenegro through highway and railway infrastructure in Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary to Europe.

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China’s Renewable Energy Strategy

China intends to be proactive in the global renewable energy technology market. Domestic (battling pollution) and external (energy security, market seeking, technology learning and political power) factors formed this ambition. The European Union has coinciding ambitions for renewable energy.

China’s perception of the European Union as an energy actor

Overall, the perception of the EU in China is positive with an emphasis on political and economic cooperation. However, the perception on the EU as a significant energy actor remains limited to only certain aspects of energy policy, which are analysed in the summary.

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Chinese economic activities in the Balkans: transport infrastructure

China pays special interest to the development of the logistic-transport sector in the Balkans region with an Emphasis is on the North-South axis, connecting Greece (port), Albania and Montenegro through highway and railway infrastructure in Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary to Europe.

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China’s South China Sea strategy

China is pursuing an aggressive strategy to expand its influence and control over the South China Sea. The key strategic goals for China are to secure access to fisheries and oil in the South China Sea as well as to execute so-called “grey zone” hybrid strategies.

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The role of ‘Guanxi’ in Chinese organizational, political and social practices

Guangxi is a special type of social relationship, characterised by mutual long-lasting trust represented in reciprocal favouritism in social, political and business environments. This Strategy Analysis provides a list of practical advices of how to use Guanxi to the benefit despite of its nature as being a mechanism of expanding China’s collective wealth.

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