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INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT AND ACTIONS FOR THE “BELT AND ROAD” COUNTRIES

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2017-10-1-21-33

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Abstract

“The Silk Road Economic Belt” and “the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road” initiative aims at promoting regulated flow of economic factors, allocating resources efficiently, integrating markets, and developing a broader, higher, and deeper level of regional interaction to create an open, inclusive, balanced, and widely beneficial regional economic cooperation framework. Comprehensive and objective assessment and research on investment-climate geopolitical strategy of the countries in the “Belt and Road” zone would help improve security and stability of China’s foreign economic and trade exchanges along with its political and economic influence. Based on Delphi technique, the investment environment evaluation system of the “Belt and Road” countries has been developed and used to comprehensively analyze social and economic development, traffic infrastructure, informatization, resources, and political and security environment, all of which are the important conditions for investment environment of the “Belt and Road” countries. The results show that Russia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Central Asia, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Hungary represent the attractive investment areas. Eastern Europe, India, and Iran represent the key investment areas. Based on the analysis, investment strategy steps for the “Belt and Road” countries have been formulated. We hope our research can provide the scientific foundation for decision-making in China in relation to the “Belt and Road” foreign investment strategy.

About the Authors

Li Yu
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100101

associate professor and master’s supervisor at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also Secretary General of Regional Ecological Economics Committee of China Society for Ecological Economics. He was respectively honored with the awards of China Society of Natural Resources, Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources and Hebei Province. In recent years, he published more than 30 papers, and was the leading author of four important consulting reports for the government on regional sustainable development



Zheng Ji
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100101

research assistant in Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on the resources and environment evaluation and low-carbon traffic. She has published 12 papers and participated in more than 10 research projects



Jin Xueting
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100101

19 A Yuquan Rd, Shijingshan District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100049

master candidate of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on resource economic and lowcarbon city. She has published 2 papers and participated in more than 10 research projects



Wang Zhe
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100101

19 A Yuquan Rd, Shijingshan District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100049

expert of the International Scientist Union of “the Belt and Road Initiative”, Ph.D. candidate of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences He focuses on regional ecological economics and cyclic economy. He joined in more than 10 national or provincial research projects and published more than 10 papers



Li Zehong
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100101

19 A Yuquan Rd, Shijingshan District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100049

associate professor and master supervisor from Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS. He also is the Secretary-General of resources economy research committee of China’s Society of natural resources and the Deputy Secretary General of the International Conference on Eco-environment and Sustainable Development of Silk Road Economy Zone. His mainly academy direction is in regional ecological economic system analysis and resource economics research. He has participated in and finished more than 20 research projects including national science and technology basic special project, National Natural Science Foundation Project and regional cooperation projects. He has published more than 50 papers



Zhao Minyan
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Southwest Forestry University
China

11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100101

19 A Yuquan Rd, Shijingshan District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100049

Faculty of Ecotourism, 300, Bailong Road, Kunming, People′s Republic of China, 650224

Ph.D. candidate of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and an associate professor of Faculty of Ecotourism, Southwest Forestry University. Her research focuses on regional ecological economy, environmental interpretation and ecotourism. She is the first Chinese person certified as Interpretive Trainer of the National Association for Interpretation, USA. She had published 40 papers and participated in more than and 20 research projects



Huang Yongbin
School of Economics, Anhui University of Finance & Economics
China

Hefei, Anhui, People′s Republic of China, 230029

works at the School of Economics, Anhui University. His main areas of study are urban development and regional ecological economics



Dong Suocheng
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100101

19 A Yuquan Rd, Shijingshan District, Beijing, People′s Republic of China, 100049

Doctor of Sciences, is leading professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science. He is the Executive Chairman and Secretary General of the International Scientists Union of the Belt and Road Initiative; member of Russia and China Ecological Council. He also serves many renowned institutions of China – Regional Ecological Economics Research and Planning Center; Resource Economics Research Center; Committee of Regional Ecological Economics; Committee of Resource Economics Research of China Natural Resources Society; Tourism Research and Planning & Design Center, IGSNRR, CAS. He is vice president of Chinese Society of Ecological Economics; member of Green Industry Expert Committee of China, UNIDO. He focuses on theory and practice of regional eco-economics and resource economics, and put forth the ecological civilization construction modes, Chinese characteristic circular economy modes, eco-city modes and comprehensive tourism modes, which are widely implemented in many areas of China. He presided over more than 90 key research projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, international cooperation, key research programs of the ministries and local governments, and obtained more than 14 awards. Nine important advisory reports wrote by professor Dong were adopted by the office of the State Council, which provided important scientific and technological supports for national socio-economic development decision making. He also dedicates to promote international cooperation among China, Russia and Mongolia. He is now in charge of the state key project of multi-disciplinary Scientific Expedition of Russia-Mongolia-China international economic corridor funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of P.R. China, from 2016 to 2021. He is the author of over 300 academic papers and books



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Yu L., Ji Z., Xueting J., Zhe W., Zehong L., Minyan Z., Yongbin H., Suocheng D. INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT AND ACTIONS FOR THE “BELT AND ROAD” COUNTRIES. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2017;10(1):21-33. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2017-10-1-21-33

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