At the Dawn
of Belt and Road
China in the Developing World
Andrew Scobell, Bonny Lin, Howard J. Shatz, Michael Johnson,
Larry Hanauer, Michael S. Chase, Astrid Stuth Cevallos,
Ivan W. Rasmussen, Arthur Chan, Aaron Strong, Eric Warner,
C O R P O R AT I O N
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This report documents research and analysis conducted as part of
a project entitled China in the Developing World, sponsored by the
United States Army Pacific. The purpose of the project is to examine
China’s economic, political, and military activities in the Developing
World and provide insights to help inform U.S. Army decisions regarding presence and force posture in the region. Specifically, the study
explores China’s economic, political, and security roles in Southeast
Asia, Oceania, Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and
Latin America and the Caribbean. The report also examines China’s
bilateral relationships with the key states in each region. Finally, the
report contemplates the consequences of the Chinese strategy toward
the Developing World for the United States. It should be of interest
to U.S. Army strategists and planners, other U.S. military personnel
focusing on China, and anyone interested in China’s international
The Project Unique Identifi...