International Security & Foreign Policy

Chinese Mercantile and Maritime Expansion: How China’s State-Owned Port and Shipping Companies Have Seized Control of Logistics Infrastructure and Turned the Global Supply Chain into the Economic Battlefield of the Twenty-First Century

Grant Year: 2019

Christopher O’Dea will research and write a book exploring the nature and implications of China’s bid to project its geopolitical power through dominance of the global logistics system. He will analyze open-source materials and conduct interviews in Asia, the European Union, Australia, and the United States to document China’s state-backed effort to create an integrated system connecting manufacturing centers, transshipment facilities, containerized shipping companies, foreign port facilities, and forward distribution systems.

Hudson Institute International Security & Foreign Policy