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The structure and evolution of trade relations between countries along the Belt and Road
Liu Zhigao1,2; Wang Tao1,2; Sonn, Jung Won3; Chen Wei1,2
2018-09-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume28Issue:9Pages:1233-1248
Corresponding AuthorChen Wei(geochw@163.com)
AbstractTrade facilitation is one of the five main agendas of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Social network analysis has helped understand the complexity of trade networks, but existing studies tend to overlook the fact that not all bilateral trade relations are equally important to a country. To fill this gap in the literature, this paper focuses on the top 2 trade relations networks to illuminate the structure and evolution of B&R trade relations, the relative positions of different countries, and changes in the composition of trade communities (e.g., the community leaders) and the changing patterns of trade between them. We find rich dynamics over time both inter- and intra-communities. The overall international trade networks of B&R countries experienced a leadership change from Russia to China on one hand, some temporary communities experienced emergence, disappearance (e.g. the Kuwait- and Thailand-led communities) or reemergence (e.g. Poland-led community), and a community membership was generally consistent on the other hand. Since the future impacts of China's BRI will depend on the degree of integration of the connected regions, some countries with stable and high centrality indices (e.g. Russia, Singapore, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Poland, Hungary and Romania) could be selected by China as strategic regional partners, and countries with a strategically important geographical position but weak trade links (e.g. Myanmar, Pakistan, and Belarus) should be prioritized.
KeywordThe Belt and Road Initiative international trade community core detection top trade partner
DOI10.1007/s11442-018-1522-9
WOS KeywordINTERNATIONAL-TRADE ; NETWORK ANALYSIS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Social Science Foundation of China[17VDL008] ; Project of Bureau of International Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[131A11KYSB20170014] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41530751] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41471113] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41701125] ; Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea ; National Research Foundation of Korea[NRF-2015S1A3A2047036]
Funding OrganizationNational Social Science Foundation of China ; Project of Bureau of International Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea ; National Research Foundation of Korea
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000440139100003
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54460
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorChen Wei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Sch Resources & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.UCL, Bartlett Sch Planning, London WC1N 3PR, England
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Liu Zhigao,Wang Tao,Sonn, Jung Won,et al. The structure and evolution of trade relations between countries along the Belt and Road[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2018,28(9):1233-1248.
APA Liu Zhigao,Wang Tao,Sonn, Jung Won,&Chen Wei.(2018).The structure and evolution of trade relations between countries along the Belt and Road.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,28(9),1233-1248.
MLA Liu Zhigao,et al."The structure and evolution of trade relations between countries along the Belt and Road".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 28.9(2018):1233-1248.
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