The Republic of Serbia and the Belt and Road Initiative

Lađevac, Ivona (2020) The Republic of Serbia and the Belt and Road Initiative. In: Security challenges and the place of the Balkans and Serbia in a changing world. Institute of International Politics аnd Economics, Belgrade, pp. 273-283. ISBN 978-86-7067-275-8

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In 2013, President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, launched the One Belt One Road Initiative, later abbreviated as the Belt and Road Initiative. Surprisingly or not, the initiative became widely accepted. The Republic of Serbia was among the countries that warmly welcomed it and decided to join. This article gives an insight into the results that Serbia has achieved participating in this initiative so far. Besides, the author tried to determine if this political decision had influenced the Republic of Serbia’s position in internationalrelations and if it did to what extent. Although the BRI was launched in 2013, the time context of this paper starts earlier in order not to neglect Serbia and China’s bilateral relations that have been ascending for decades. The quality of theirrelations was never conditioned by undeniable disproportion in population, territory or economic strength. Their linkage was based on mutual understanding and respect for the international law norms and principles.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Republic of Serbia, The People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), 17+1 form of cooperation, multilateralism, international relations, international law
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 10:57
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 10:57

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