2019 - Nilgün Eliküçük Yıldırım - https://doi.org/10.12995/bilig.9110
Özet:The Silk Road Economic Belt is the key component of China’s Eurasian Pivot strategy. In this study, China’s Eurasian Pivot is approached as a creativity strategy from the perspective of social identity theory. In order to succeed in its creativity strategy, China is trying to create a common in-group identity with the Silk Road Economic Belt countries through the Chinese Dream. However, the Chinese Dream is not perceived as a common identity by Central Asians and Uyghurs. While Central Asians respond China’s economic presence in the region positively, they are afraid of demographic changes and cultural influences that Chinese migration will cause. Therefore, the Chinese Dream has been a common fear for Turkic societies along the Silk Road Economic Belt rather than common identity. This fear could be one of the most important factors that will prevent the success of China’s Eurasian Pivot in the long run.
Anahtar Kelime:China’s Eurasian Pivot strategy, Silk Road Economic Belt, China Dream, Central Asian Countries, Uyghurs