Prof. Julien Chaisse, Prof. Manjiao Chi, Dr. Jędrzej Górski, Dr. Ahmad Manzoor, and Ms. Teresa Cheng will be editing a Special Issue of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com) on the legal aspects of the One Belt One Road initiative (‘OBOR’).
The One Belt One Road initiative has been the Chinese development strategy aiming at the economic integration of Eurasia and the growth of China’s Western Provinces, largely through infrastructural and transportation projects. OBOR’s core idea has been to revive ancient land-trade routes in the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt project (‘SREB’) supported by the Twenty-first Century Maritime Silk Road (’21MSR’) as proposed by Xi Jinping in Autumn 2013 first in Kazakhstan about the SREB, and subsequently in Indonesia with regard to the 21MSR. In addition, the OBOR/SREB also includes regional platforms of co-operation, particularly the ’16+1 Group’ gathering China and Central and Eastern European countries which was established in April 2012 in Warsaw, that is over a year ahead of the announcement of the OBOR.
The co-editors invite you to explore the legal dimensions of the controversy surrounding the OBOR by contributing to this special edition with unpublished or previously published articles, conference papers, research papers and case studies addressing the OBOR and corresponding issues.
For example, the following topics raise interesting points for discussion:
1. Institutional Framework of OBOR.
2. Expansion of public and private investment in Eurasia.
3. Legal Challenges to trade along the OBOR routes.
4. Case Studies.
Proposals or papers should be submitted to Jędrzej Górski – contact information here – and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposal (abstracts) shall be submitted until 30 March 2017, and full papers until 30 June 2017.
Papers shall conform to submission guidelines available at: www.transnational-dispute-management.com/contribute.asp
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