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Title: Control of key maritime straits - China’s global strategic objective
Authors: Catrinel Popescu, Alba Iulia
Keywords: China -- Foreign economic relation
China -- Economic policy -- 2000-
Regional economics -- China -- History -- 21st century
China -- Foreign economic relations -- 21st century
Trade routes -- Eurasia
International economic relations
Law of the sea -- China
Oil transfer operations -- China
Silk Road
Trade routes -- Asia
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Eleftherios Thalassinos
Citation: Catrinel Popescu, A. I. (2017). Control of key maritime straits - China’s global strategic objective. International Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 5(1), 91-119.
Abstract: On the 28th of March 2015 the Chinese government published "Vision and Actions on Jointly Building the New Silk Road, The Economic and 21st - Century Maritime Silk Road"2. This document signifies China's decision to become a global hegemon. With its issue this Chinese African - Eurasian "silk bridge" strategy redirected geopolitical analysts’ attention away from another Beijing's strategic objective: control of key maritime straits, especially those featuring "maritime chokepoints", where concentrations of commercial and military naval routes flow. Which are the main maritime straits covered by the Chinese "offensive"? What are the geostrategic implications of this approach?
ISSN: 23817356
Appears in Collections:IJEBA, Volume 5, Issue 1

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