“Background facts and literature” summarizes the basic facts about the lower economic development of China’s Western and South-Western provinces and underlines how economic underdevelopment is somewhat related to lack of transport infrastructure. The BRI has been viewed by many experts as a strategy mostly, if not exclusively, dominated by China’s need to reshape its foreign policy. The chapter addresses one of the channels through which the catching-up of the less affluent parts of China-notably, the Western and South-Western provinces-might be achieved. We reminded, in fact, that the GDP per capita gap across China’s provinces largely overlaps with the cross-provincial gap in terms of transport infrastructure. In that respect, with its westbound projection, the BRI would help boost the transport infrastructure endowment of the up-to-now disadvantaged Western and South-Western provinces.
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|Titolo:||Can the belt and road initiative promote the catching-up of China’s West and South-West?|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|