The Sleeping Dragon Awakens: A study of how the Chinese One Belt, One Road initiative manifests itself in Kenya and Myanmar

Marijn Vermeulen, Kasper Buch Tanderup, Vibeke Amber Winther Andersen & David Færgeman

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The aim of this project is to understand how the Chinese One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative manifests itself in less developed recipient countries (LDRC). The study focuses on Kenya and Myanmar and their respective economic relations with China, as it is postulated that this will aid in uncovering how investments related to the OBOR manifest themselves in recipient countries. The OBOR can spur economic development, while trade deficits and loans to China can leave LDRC dependent on China, possibly allowing the new superpower to dominate OBOR trade relations. However, the OBOR alone may not be seen as the adjudicating factor for development in individual recipient countries, as trade networks alone cannot ensure economic growth. Rather, the unique relationship with China in trade, FDI, debt and loans prior to the OBOR partnership, and how trade relations develop among countries, will more likely determine how the OBOR manifests itself.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2018
Antal sider42
VejledereLars Buur


  • OBOR
  • One Belt, One Road initiative
  • China
  • Neocolonialism
  • Liberal Institutionalism
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar