Entries tagged "Belt & Road"

  • China’s Balkan Silk Road | Nov. 20, 2017, 10:08 a.m.

    The magnitude of the Balkan Silk Road project poses a mixture of opportunities and policy challenges for countries engaging in or seeking to benefit from its implementation.

  • Abe, Li Discuss Bilateral Cooperation and BRI | Nov. 17, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

    Japan and China have committed to improving bilateral relations and advancing discussions on regional peace and prosperity, including China's Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Explorers' View of China's Belt and Road Initiative | Nov. 17, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

    In China, where high-speed rail and brand-new highways are visibly transforming the lives of workers and families, the potential of the Belt and road is apparent. However, outside of China, the BRI remains largely hype for now.

  • 105 Nights | Nov. 16, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

    Follow three young explorers from Venice to Beijing as they study how ancient trading routes are being reshaped by China's Rise.

  • Economists Skeptical of BRI Benefits in Malaysia | Nov. 9, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

    Massive China-led projects in Malaysia may benefit Malaysia less than advertised.

  • Is Asia Reconnecting? | Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

    This report highlights essays from our Big Question series - an analysis collection that explore the drivers and implications of the massive infrastructure push taking place across the Eurasian continent.

  • Belt and Road at China's 19th Party Congress | Oct. 26, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Japan Proposes BRI Counter Dialogue | Oct. 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

    Japan is planning a top-level dialogue with the U.S., India, and Australia to counteract China's aggressive maritime expansion under its Belt and Road initiative.

  • 400+ Insights into Asia’s Infrastructure Contest | Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Singapore to Complement China's BRI | Oct. 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

    Capitalizing on its position as a financial and legal hub, Singapore wants to underpin its economic growth by involving itself in Chinese-led megaprojects under the"Belt and Road" Initiative.

  • China’s Infrastructure Debt Looms | Oct. 19, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

    President's strong-arm management style pushing market reforms aside.

  • Many Belts and Many Roads | Oct. 11, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Mapping the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor | Oct. 4, 2017, 9 a.m.

    This analysis evaluates the proximity of Pakistan's population to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor's highway network.

  • Nippon Express Joins China's BRI | Oct. 2, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

  • China Is Increasing Investment in Regional Ports | Sept. 28, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

  • Caspian Sea Central to China's Belt and Road | Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

    Policymakers in Beijing are eyeing a route from Greece's Piraeus port to a dry port at Khorgos, on Kazakhstan's border with Chin to align their land and maritime strategies.

  • Asia’s Competing Visions | Sept. 27, 2017, 12:21 p.m.

    Earlier this month, the leaders of Japan and India paused to lay the foundation stone for a high-speed railway. The new link illustrates the high-stakes competition underway to connect the Eurasian supercontinent. China has stolen the spotlight, but other regional powers are not standing still.

  • Slow Trade due to China Slowdown, but BRI may help | Sept. 21, 2017, 9:08 a.m.

    According to some, China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative is bringing people closer together because of the infrastructure it is fueling across the continent.

  • Where Does China's Belt and Road Go? | Sept. 11, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

    The Belt and Road Initiative is principally an attempt to get China’s regional story right and manage this ambivalence in ways that stand in its favor. The idea is a large and ambitious one.

  • Chinese SOE Goes Global With $11B BRI Project | Aug. 31, 2017, 9:10 a.m.

  • BRI Adds Option for Central and Eastern Europe | Aug. 22, 2017, 9 a.m.

    As Central and Eastern European countries face a tough choice between deeper integration or political marginalization within the European Union, many are questioning whether China's Belt and Road Initiative can help them escape the risks of periphery or marginalization.

  • China's Eurasian Century | Aug. 17, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

    Nadège Rolland discusses her new monograph which explores the drivers and implications of China's Belt and Road initiative, a massive connectivity effort that proposes more than $1 trillion in new infrastructure and could reshape the Eurasian supercontinent.

  • China M&A Conference Highlights BRI Investments | Aug. 14, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

    Annual mergers and acquisitions conference, held this past weekend in Hong Kong, reveals Chinese firms’ plans to beef up investments in markets targeted by the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Western Firms Chase Belt and Road Opportunities | Aug. 4, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

    “For years to come, OBOR looks likely to be the toast of Western boardrooms.”

  • Japan Expands Rail Services to Europe | Aug. 1, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

    Japanese international freight forwarder Nippon Express is poised to expand rail services between Europe and Asia to take advantage of anticipated trade hikes from China's Belt and Road Initiative.

  • A Second Look at China-Europe Trains | July 26, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

    The news is full these days of “historic” train links between China and Europe. But these powerful symbols aren’t always what they seem. A closer look cautions against declaring that the Silk Road is ba

  • $67B Thai Infrastructure Plan Needs Momentum | July 26, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

    Thailand's ambitious $67 billion infrastructure plan could help boost economic growth, but to do so it must first move from the planning stages to implementation.

  • China: Thai High-Speed Rail Needs Quick Completion | July 25, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

    China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, met with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand yesterday to discuss the construction of a high-speed rail between southern China and Thailand's east coast, stressing the need for the project to be completed quickly.

  • Belt & Road Prompts Border Standoff with India | July 20, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

    China's Belt and Road ambitions have prompted construction projects in disputed areas with India, including Kashmir and the Doklam Plateau, prompting an armed border standoff over the latter.

  • China to Shape International Trade Via Belt and Road | July 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

    As an Asia Pacific power with enormous economic and strategic stakes in the Belt and Road region, the United States cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and watch these infrastructure developments abroad unfold.

  • Sand Demand for Asia's Infrastructure Poses Risks | July 19, 2017, 8:38 a.m.

    High demand for construction materials throughout Asia, driven by regional infrastructure initiatives such as China's Belt and Road, has significantly increased mining activity for sand and gravel which could ultimately have severe consequences for the environment.

  • China’s High-Speed Dream Hits the Buffers | July 17, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

    China’s high-speed rail ambitions are running off the tracks, the Financial Times reports in a special investigation that draws from Reconnecting Asia’s database.

  • China's COSCO is Securing Xi's Belt and Road | July 17, 2017, 8:29 a.m.

    State-owned shipping giant China Cosco Shipping is poised to invest over $260 million in overseas ports and logistics hubs, helping to secure President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative overseas.

  • Taiwan's "New Southbound" Overshadowed by Belt and Road | July 14, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

    The "New Southbound" strategy announced by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in May 2016 has struggled to improve economic ties with its 18 destination countries in South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in part due to China's growing economic and political clout with the target countries.

  • Japan Remains Cautious on China's Belt & Road | July 10, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated that Japan may be willing to cooperate with China on its key foreign policy strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative, under certain conditions to foster closer economic ties.

  • Japan-EU Deal May Fuel Asian Trade | July 7, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

    Japan and the European Union have reached a broad economic partnership agreement which could spur negotiators in the region to double their efforts on other ongoing trade deals.

  • Quoted: Xi and Abe on Infrastructure | July 6, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Questions Remain for Evolving AIIB | June 29, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The AIIB concluded its second annual meeting in Jeju Island, South Korea on June 16, yet many questions about the bank’s role in global governance remain open.

  • Belt and Road Buoys Growth in Chongqing | June 28, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

    Chongqing, on of China's fastest growing direct-controlled municipalities, see's the country's Belt and Road initiative as an opportunity to maintain its historic double-digit local GDP growth by becoming a major logistics hub.

  • Suu Kyi Turns to China for Infrastructure Aid | June 27, 2017, 9:36 a.m.

    Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is turning her diplomatic efforts toward China to help fill the country's significant infrastructure gap.

  • The Panama Canal’s Cautionary Tale | June 27, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The Panama Canal began with coercion, was built at tremendous human and economic cost, and for decades operated with little benefit to locals. In many ways, Panama’s experience last century underscores the risks for developing countries of pursuing megaprojects with this century’s rising power: China.

  • The Muscle Behind China’s New Silk Road Is Over the Horizon | June 26, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team was the only amphibious power in the Indian Ocean—but not for much longer as the People’s Liberation Army Marine Corps is over the horizon.

  • AIIB Gathers in South Korea | June 12, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • ASEAN Shifts Focus from TPP to Belt and Road | June 12, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

    ASEAN countries are looking to China's Belt and Road initiative as a potential source of growth and integration, particularly after the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Club | June 8, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

    What might have alarmed U.S. strategists during the Cold War could be cause for relief. The addition of India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization signals a potential shift away from military coordination and toward economic cooperation.

  • Modi Pushes Globalization in Europe, Russia | June 7, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

    During a recent trip to Europe and Russia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed a pro-globalization message.

  • Japan to Extend Cooperation on China's "Belt and Road" | June 5, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that Japan is willing to cooperate with China on its ambitious "Belt and Road" initiative.

  • Belt and Road Boosts China's Competitiveness | June 2, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

  • Economically Connecting the Arctic | June 1, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

    If Russia and China successfully drive development to connect Asia and Europe through a northern Arctic Belt, Road, and Circle, we will know that the Arctic Age is upon us.

  • Europe's Mixed Feelings on China's Belt & Road | June 1, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.