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ROCHA PINO, Manuel de Jesús. The China’s mega-Regional Integration Projects: the Case of the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative. Anu. Mex. Der. Inter [online]. 2017, vol.17, pp.547-589. ISSN 1870-4654.

This research considers that the mega-regional free trade agreements could become the great powers instruments to influence the generation of new norms for global trade. The first part of the research analyzes the origin of the mega-regional free trade agreements (especially the TPP and TTIP) and its general characteristics. The second part of the research analyzes the characteristics of the China´s mega-regional integration project: the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative. It analyzes the geopolitical and geo-economics scope of B&R, its importance for the China´s economic reform process and the B&R´s relevance for the global trade governance.

Keywords : mega-regional free trade agreements; Belt and Road; World Trade Organization; infrastructure investment; connectivity.

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