Influence of the "Belt and Road" Initiative on Chinese Investments in Europe Case Study: Balkan Countries

Zakić, Katarina and Radišić, Bojan (2019) Influence of the "Belt and Road" Initiative on Chinese Investments in Europe Case Study: Balkan Countries. In: The Cooperation between China and Balkan Countries under the "Belt and Road" Initiative. Chinese Academy of Social Science, pp. 27-53.

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"Belt and Road" (BR) initiative is currently the biggest economic initiative that gathers 68 countries from Asia, Africa and Europe. Its aim to improve economic cooperation among the countries that are involved by building infrastructural projects that will upgrade their mutual cooperation. The focus of this paper will be on BRI in Europe, in order to see the effects of this initiative by focusing on Chinese investments in this part of the world. The authors will look upon data starting from 2006 (before BRI) until 2017 (after BRI in 2013). By analyzing those data (335 investments) the authors will present the conclusions regarding past and present results. Also, the authors will show that during that time not only the level of investments changed (they rose significantly), but they also changed regarding the field of investments. A special case study will be dedicated to the Balkan countries, which are especially interesting at the moment, given that most direct investments from China go there. The authors will also look upon other types of investments in the Balkans to see if there are other types of investments such as acquisitions or mergers at all, and if not to inspect the possible reasons for behind that.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investments, "Belt and Road", Initiative, China, Europe, Balkan
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2020 19:20
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2020 19:20

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