The Belt and Road Initiative and its promotion in the Arab world: public reactions, promotion practice and suggestions

XUE Qingguo1

(1.School of Arabic Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University)

【Abstract】The Belt and Road Initiative has aroused wide attention in the Arab world. Public reactions in that area toward this initiative can be summarized as follows. Firstly, there is a high opinion of the positive influence it brings, and of the Silk Road Spirit which is based on peace, cooperation and mutual benefits. Secondly, there is friendly affection toward China and a wish to participate in building of the Belt and Road . Thirdly, there are some voices of concern from the media, pointing out potential difficulties and challenges in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, giving suggestions or even expressing criticism of China. This paper was concluded with suggestions and comments about the promotion of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Arab world: recognizing the importance of the promotion of the initiative; specifying and detailing the promotion process; respecting the rules of international communication while telling the Chinese stories; mobilizing every possible resource to serve the international communication.

【Keywords】 public reactions; international communication; the Belt and Road Initiative; the Arab world;

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ISSN:1002-7122

CN: 11-1150/C

Vol , No. 06, Pages 36-52

December 2015

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Abstract

  • 1 Overview of public opinions about the Belt and Road Initiative in the Arab world
  • 2 Promotion practice of the Belt and Road Initiative in Arab world
  • 3 Suggestions on the promotion of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Arab world
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