Belt Tightening

Rebecca Fabrizi

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    Abstract

    IN 2015, XI JINPING continued his hyperactive diplomacy, visiting fifteen different countries within the year. He also packed in bilateral meetings with world leaders at multilateral gatherings, including with the African Union (at the China-Africa Co-operation Forum in Johannesburg in December) at the United Nations General Assembly, the BRICS and SCO Summits and even during the World War II (WWII) commemorations in Moscow and Beijing. Just as in 2014, however, neither Xi nor Premier Li Keqiang visited the Middle East. Throughout all of this frenetic foreign affairs activity, there has been a strong accent on economic diplomacy and, in particular, advancing the cause of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ (also known as ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ or ‘OBOR’).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChina Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution
    Editors Gloria Davies, Jeremy Goldkorn, and Luigi Tomba
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages217-239
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781760460686
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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