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Archive for the tag “OBOR”

Why US Firms Are Giving The Cold Shoulder To China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Globalisation Strategy

In the US, China’s pan-Eurasian infrastructure initiative is more or less invisible outside of news reports from domestic media that mostly frame it as Beijing’s grand plan for geopolitical domination

Read Here – South China Morning Post

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Chinese President Pledges Billions Of Dollars For New Silk Road, ‘Snubs’ Absentee India

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to pump billions of dollars into the new Silk Road initiative as he described his signature foreign policy push as inclusive, one that should not be held hostage to old rivalries and power games. China is hosting at least 29 heads of state, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz, Sharif, for a two-day “Belt and Road” conference which India has chosen to give a miss.

Read Here – Hindustan Times

Also Read: Belt and Road new model of win-win, not outdated geopolitical manoeuvring

Wahhabism, Meet Han-ism: CPEC Betokens China’s Search For Lebensraum In Pakistan And Pakistani Kashmir

China, through its economic corridor with Pakistan, has proposed a dramatic redrawing of demographic and geographic boundaries. It is undertaking an unabashed, confrontational and neo-colonial smash and grab in south Asia.

Read Here – Tines of India

From The Opium War To The Silk Road

Hahei is an artery that leads to the busy Tianjin port. The port’s vast rail-and-road connected hinterland covers six provinces, including Tibet and Xinjiang, the gateway to central Asia and Europe, as part of the ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) connectivity initiative, woven around the ancient Silk Road. In total, Tianjin’s hinterland sweeps across half of China’s area, covering 17% of the country’s population.

Read Here – The Hindu

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