Belt and Road Initiatives in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong’s Role

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHong Kong Professional Services and the Belt-Road Initiative
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for Co-evolving Sustainability
EditorsLinda Chelan Li, Phyllis Lai Lan Mo
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Number of pages20
Publication statusAccepted/In press/Filed - 3 Aug 2022

Abstract

Sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean and China’s Maritime Silk Road, Sri Lanka’s strategic location has earned the country an opportunity to fast track its economic development. Our research confirms the mixed outcomes of the Chinese projects, while we find little evidence that China has conspired to dominate Sri Lanka, or that China had solely benefitted from the contested projects. Fieldwork observation and interviews show that Chinese managers have sought to adapt working in the host community, enlist public support, sustain workforce productivity, and generate long-term positive outcomes, but these efforts have not generated the intended impacts. Refuting the sweeping debt-trap argument allows us to weave together the evolving patchwork of successful and failed experiences and illuminate Hong Kong’s possible role in addressing the critical managerial and capacity issues in Sri Lankan investment.

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Belt and Road Initiatives in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong’s Role. / LI, Che Lan Linda; Tjia, Linda Yin-nor; YAN, Xin; HUNG, Sin Yu.

Hong Kong Professional Services and the Belt-Road Initiative: Challenges for Co-evolving Sustainability. ed. / Linda Chelan Li; Phyllis Lai Lan Mo. Routledge, 2022.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review