The Epoch Times reported that for the first time since his stunning victory in May’s election, Malaysia’s veteran prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Aug. 17 made an official visit to China on a five-day trip, upon invitation by the country’s premier Li Keqiang.
Conference to Answer those Questions About the One Belt, One Road Concept. NETHERLANDS – CHINA – There has been much talk in recent times of the initiative 'One Belt, One Road' and of the Silk Road itself but doubt remains in many importers and exporters minds over the concept of an intermodal and rail freight route between China and diverse destinations within Europe. Just how much more expensive is this than ocean carriage? How much quicker and how does it compare to airfreight?
An exhibition of traditional Chinese paintings on Maritime Silk Road is held in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province on Aug. 17, 2018. The exhibit, covering about 5,000 square meters, includes more than 300 art works. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Bin)
Russia on Monday pitched for India joining China's One Belt One Road initiative and hoped that New Delhi will find a way out to benefit from the mega connectivity project without sacrificing its position on the issues flagged by it. In an address at a think tank, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said a sustainable security architecture in the Asia Pacific region cannot be achieved through "bloc arrangement"
Pollution from vessels in busiest shipping lanes of South China Sea and Indian Ocean making storms more intense, study says China’s “maritime Silk Road” has become a lightning hotspot, according to a new US study that suggests a link between ship exhaust and thunderstorms at sea.
India and China, Asia’s two economic heavyweights, have taken starkly different approaches to how the region could green its infrastructure, a conference at London’s Asia House heard this week. China - with its ambitious, multi-national New Silk Road plan - is looking outward, while India appears to prefer home-grown solutions for its citizens, like its UJALA LED bulb scheme.