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50 China Int'l Stud. 70 (2015)
The New Silk Road Initiative: China's Marshall Plan

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The New Silk Road Initiative:

  China's Marshall Plan?

                                                         D   Jin Ling

            ith the New  Silk Road  initiative (known as the Silk Road
            Economic   Belt and the Maritime  Silk Road) being  gradually
            elucidated and corresponding measures unveiled, there is growing
talk at home and abroad about the New Silk Road being the equivalent of the
U.S. Marshall Plan aimed at rebuilding Europe after the Second World War.
The  Chinese media focus their attention more on the economic perspective
and  are of the view that the implementation of the New Silk Road  will
play the same role as the Marshall Plan did in the economic recovery and
integration of Europe. Meanwhile, Western scholars and media, viewing the
initiative more from a political and security perspective, dub the New Silk
Road  as China's political and security strategy for managing its sphere of
influence and vying for geopolitical dominance in the region. In fact, despite
some  commonalities, there is a cardinal disparity between the two arguments
both in form and content.

The  Etymology of the Chinese Marshall Plan

The  concept of a Chinese Marshall Plan was devised by scholars at home
and abroad  as to how the international community and China  should cope
with the existing financial crisis, which has nothing to do with the New Silk

Jin Ling is Associate Research Fellow at the Department of European Studies, China Institute of International

The New Silk Road Initiative: China's Marshall Plan?

70  China International Studies

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