China aspires to create an interdependent global network that integrates its commercial, strategic, political, and cultural connections across the world. Eurasia, and the Middle East and North Africa within it, have become a core part of China's global design. This special issue aims to explain the process of Chinese expansion in the region from an ‘inside-out’ perspective. It includes a series of country-specific case studies that evaluate how local actors and their agencies have shaped China's role.
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