1. bookVolume 8 (2018): Issue 2 (September 2018)
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The Caucasus 3 Plus the Baltic 3 and Economic Cooperation with China

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 8 (2018) - Issue 2 (September 2018)
Page range: 44 - 64
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Format
Journal
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2674-4619
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18 Jun 2013
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This study analyses China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative for the Baltic and South Caucasus countries. Trade, Foreign Direct Investments and transit potential are taken as main factors for the cooperation. A clash of China and the West in pursuing economic leadership is taken into account. The study suggests a new, alternative route for the OBOR initiative through the Caucasus, which has all the needed infrastructure and readiness for being started. Moreover, Georgia is not new to the EU preferences, it has experience of GSP+ and now the unique achievement of free trade regimes with the EU and China is also taken as an alternative route and an advantage for the Caucasus and the Baltic States.

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