Sailing into Chinese Overseas Ports in Europe and the Americas: Clarifying Murky Waters
"Sailing into Chinese Overseas Ports in Europe and the Americas," the introductory chapter (chapter 1) to Chinese overseas ports in Europe and the Americas (Routledge, 2023), has several purposes. It sets forth the many rationales Chinese companies have to expand and deepen their roles in sea and river ports in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and numerous reasons that the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC/China) has to support their increasing footprint overseas. It also provides a general overview of China’s diverse involvement in ports in Europe and LAC. It details, too, positive and negative European and LAC views about the growing involvement of Chinese firms and the PRC in their ports. The chapter further highlights the various contributions in the book, identifying areas of agreement and disagreement as well as, importantly, culling into relief the various causal factors that chapter authors reveal in their analyses. The chapter’s final section supplies summary remarks, enumerates a number of the book’s business, policy, and theoretical implications, and recommends potential research directions that analysts might pursue in the future.
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