In the latest pushback against the ambitious Chinese One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, the Myanmar Government has announced a cutback in proposed Chinese investments in the key Kyaukpyu Deepwater Port project reports ANI.
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?
(Bloomberg) -- The Silk Road conjures images of caravans, desert steppes and adventurers like Marco Polo navigating the ancient trading routes connecting China with Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. China’s modern-day adaptation, known as the Belt and Road Initiative, aims to revive and extend those routes via networks of upgraded or new railways, ports, pipelines, power grids and highways.
China has never spared any effort to portray its Belt and Road Initiative, a grand, trillion-dollar-plus global investment plan, as a positive vision for the world. Last year, China released cringeworthy videos featuring children who were, somewhat unrealistically, excited by the idea of infrastructure investment. - By Adam Taylor Source The Washington Post
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)
A new archaeobotanical study is helping shift the historical record. THE SILK ROAD WAS ONE of the world’s preeminent points of exchange between the East and West. The historical record details how goods, ideas, cultural practices, and foods moved through this ancient commerce region in Central Asia, but historians’ focus has traditionally been on the interplay between East Asia and the Mediterranean.
The optics tell it all: a confident and smiling Xi Jinping ( 習近平 ) stood in front of a giant landscape painting titled This Land is So Rich in Beauty and shook hands with more than 30 heads of state and international organisations lining up in the Great Hall of the People on Sunday night.
The first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation closed in Beijing on May 15. The forum attracted 29 heads of state and government and delivered a series of cooperation agreements. This forum is seen by the Chinese government as a concrete move to revive the ancient Silk Road. The signature foreign policy initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Belt and Road, is of unprecedented geographical and financial scope.