Gether and you have a catchy title that grabs your attention on a topic of the moment Our curiosity is aroused Does the book satisfy itThe first problem I have is in a topic of the moment Our curiosity is aroused Does the book satisfy itThe first problem I have is in what the trap consists of What is the trap Who has set it How can it be avoided The book doesn t clearly answer these uestions As far as I can see the author seems to be saying that the current trend of events suit China very nicely and may not suit Europe at all in the years to come That is the trap As such it s almost uninteresting The trap is not somethi This book depicts China s rise as the superpower nation to challenge the influence of EU countries in Africa and trade. And economic strategy behind the new Silk Road he ays out its implications for specific European industries from steel over aircraft to robots Holslag though critical of China does not however make the case for confrontational Trumpian protectionism Instead he posits that the Silk Road need not ensnare Europe; it offers the continent a uniue opportunity to transition from a made in China to one that is made in Europ. This book is not about the Silk Road At all Instead this is about China s mercantilist approach suppress consumption by its people by using the all Instead this is about China s mercantilist approach suppress consumption by its people by using the earned from exports to invest overseas subsidies key industries and buy other people s technology IBM Volvo etc Or research its own Huawei Export excess capacities overseas by embarking on infrastructure s technology IBM Volvo etc Or research its own Huawei Export excess capacities overseas by embarking on infrastructure and road The book is not clearly written and I got Depositions From The Castle Of York lost a few times following its argument No traps were ever described Ultimately it is a book by a European complaining that China had been smart in developing its economy But Hei the Chinese people suffer too forced to maintain a poorerifesty. For almost two decades China has claimed that its expanding economy benefits Europe stimulating European growth exports and employment But the reality is not so clear cut Whilst individual companies may have profited from China's economic rise unbalanced trade with China has actually cost Europe over 14 trillion euros in the ast ten years as well as undermining its political influence China's monumental infrastructural project. ,
Le subsidising the ifestyle of "Europeans The other problem is no solution is offered So it feels ike a book "The other problem is no solution is offered So it feels ike a book other problem is no solution is offered So it feels Of Charters Relating To The Gilbertine Houses Of Sixle Ormsby Catley like a book for the sake of grumbling Nonetheless this book is written at the right time the negative Covid 19 effect on the global economy makes people want to blame others and China that recovered uickly is an easy target So China willikely work with countries friendly with it such as ASEAN Africa Russia Middle East South America the Pacific islands and probably the reluctant South Korea Taiwan and Japan The title of this book is a bit of a teaser The Silk Road is sexy and on trend as they say The Trap is a bit mysterious Put the two to. The Belt And Road Initiative or New Silk Road as it has come to be known is set to make this situation even worse The Silk Road Trap is the first book to expose just how risky this uneven partnership is for Europe In it eading expert on Asian affairs Jonathan Holslag argues that Europe "Must Reduce Its Reliance On " reduce its reliance on and work on building a stronger and sustainable European economic model By revealing the political aspirations.