Salvatore Babones

University of Sydney

Salvatore Babones is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Sydney and the author of "American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power, and the End of History."

Articles by Salvatore Babones


Belt and Road’s Future Lies in California

Thursday, June 7, 2018

China’s Belt and Road Initiative seems to focus on connections with Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. But the country’s economic future is really in “netware” technology, similar to America’s. Contrary to how BRI is viewed and talked about now, China’s more profitable path actually points, as illuminated by the likes of Alibaba and Tencent, eastward to California.