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Restoring the Asian Silk Route: Toward an Integrated Asia

dc.contributor.authorBiswa N. Bhattacharyay
dc.contributor.authorPrabir De
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-10T10:16:40Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:16:40Z
dc.date.issued2009-06-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3728
dc.description.abstractUntil the 13th century, the ancient Silk Route of Asia was the world's most important crossborder artery, at a time when Asia was a major trade and economic center of the world. The “Silk Road” refers to an extensive pan-Asia interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting Eastern, Southern, Central, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean, including North Africa and Europe. Over the past decades of globalization, Asia has re-emerged as one of the major economic power of the world. Many Asian economies have become an integral part of international production networks and have benefited from increased growth, trade, and investment. However, Asia’s huge economic potential remains largely untapped due to lack of region-wide connectivity. This paper argues that lack of full regional connectivity is one of the major constraints hindering regional growth and integration in Asia, as well as with the rest of the world. One of the conclusions of this paper is that Asia must strengthen its physical connectivity to make it a conduit for international trade though restoring Asian Silk Route. This paper deals with current trade and transport integration issues among the countries in Asia as well as challenges that need to be addressed in order to achieve regional connectivity through an Asia-wide transport infrastructure.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleRestoring the Asian Silk Route: Toward an Integrated Asia
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertTrade Facilitation
dc.subject.expertTrade
dc.subject.expertEconomic integration
dc.subject.expertRegional Economic Integration
dc.subject.expertFree Trade
dc.subject.expertTrade Agreements
dc.subject.expertTrade Policy
dc.subject.expertEconomic Development
dc.subject.expertEconomics
dc.subject.expertInternational Economics
dc.subject.expertIntraregional Trade
dc.subject.adbEconomic planning
dc.subject.adbEconomic structure
dc.subject.adbGrowth policy
dc.subject.adbTrade relations
dc.subject.adbTrade policy
dc.subject.adbTrade policy
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.naturalRegional economics
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalSuccess in business
dc.subject.naturalBusiness
dc.subject.naturalFree trade
dc.subject.naturalBusiness
dc.subject.naturalEconomics
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volume140
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeTrade
oar.themeEconomics
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-004250
oar.authorBhattacharyay, Biswa N.
oar.authorDe, Prabir
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