LUSOPHONY RISKS TO BE A HERITAGE WITH NO FUTURE

Francisco J. B. S. Leandro

Abstract


The discourse regarding the value of the strategic space of Lusophony has been
centered in the debate around the Portuguese language. The main goal of this article
lies precisely in the study of one of the characteristics that provide geopolitical unity,
the position in the “Lusophone Sea” associated with the intercontinental territorial
discontinuity of Lusophony, based on the Chinese initiative “One Belt, One Road”
(B&R), presented in 2013, by the Chinese President Xi Jinping. In fact, the B&R
initiative has re-launched the need to study the CPLP’s geopolitics, particularly from
the South Atlantic center of gravity. It is time to think of the CPLP (Community of
Portuguese Language Countries) as a quasi-global network space, capable of effectively
sharing interests, and this must be done, also taking into account, a certain will to
generate a geopolitical unity.


Keywords


CPLP, Lusophony, One Belt One Road.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.79160

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