The Geopolitics of China's Overseas Port Investments: A Comparative Analysis of Greece and Pakistan
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AbstractWith China’s rise, its external commercial, strategic, and political endeavors have attracted growing attention worldwide and led to questions about the motivation, timing, and locale of China’s outreaching strategies. This research analyzes China’s overseas port investments through a comparative study of Greece and Pakistan, two important partners of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Adopting the neoclassical realist framework and drawing on expert interviews, official statistics, and policy documents, etc., this paper examines how China’s economic security objectives in combination with changing geopolitical structures led to its external port investments. This research contributes to the studies on rising powers and geopolitics by showing how China as a rising power capitalizes on geopolitical opportunities created by the changing interests of dominant powers to expand its economic presence in strategically important regions.
All Author(s) ListMohid Iftikhar, Jing Vivian Zhan
Name of ConferenceCEEISA-ISA Belgrade Conference 2019
Start Date of Conference17/06/2019
End Date of Conference19/06/2019
Place of ConferenceBelgrade
Country/Region of ConferenceSerbia
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsChina, economic security, geopolitical structure, port investment, rising power

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