Entries tagged "OBOR"

  • China's "Polar Silk Road" Alters Balance of Power | Feb. 16, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

    China's recently-announced "Polar Silk Road" has the potential to redraw the region's geopolitical map, writes one contributor for the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Greece Looks to Diversify Infrastructure Partners | Feb. 15, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

    Greek Deputy PM says that Athens wants closer ties with other Asian countries too, not just China.

  • The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Three Years Later | Feb. 12, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

    Nearly three years into CPEC, a number of projects have moved forward at breakneck speed, yet costs remain high and political rivalries still threaten to derail progress.

  • The Belt and Road’s Barriers to Participation | Feb. 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

    China's Belt and Road initiative has enjoyed relatively rapid and wide support, particularly in Asia. However, its political future depends on implementation and delivering economic results. To sustain support, China should be looking for opportunities to broaden participation.

  • China Launches the Polar Silk Road | Feb. 5, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

    China’s interest in the Arctic seems to be driven by potential energy, commercial, and geopolitical benefits, but each comes with a caveat.

  • Lessons from Hambantota | Feb. 5, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

    Sitting in the Indian Ocean, Hambantota serves as a warning about the hazards of China’s global infrastructure push, which could make small economies dependent even while helping them develop. It also reveals the challenges that India, Japan and others, including the United States, face in mounting an effective response.

  • Britain's May Eyeing Chinese Market | Feb. 2, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

    British prime minister Theresa May is expecting $12.8 billion in commercial deals with China. The agreements would focus mainly on the fields of finance, agriculture, science and technology, as well as President Xi Jinping's flagship Belt and Road Initiative.

  • BRI Pushes China to Indonesia’s No. 2 Investor | Feb. 1, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

    An uptick in lending for Belt and Road infrastructure projects in Indonesia led China to overtake Japan as the country’s second largest foreign investor in 2017.

  • Calling for a 'Polar Silk Road' | Jan. 29, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

    China aims to establish a "Polar Silk Road" to take advantage of shipping routes and resources in the Arctic Sea, with plans to eventually connect the framework to its greater Belt and Road economic initiative.

  • Japan's Infrastructure Strategy in Pakistan | Jan. 26, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

    A strategy by Japan toward Pakistan and other recipients of large-scale Chinese investment could create opportunities for Japanese companies and present a Japanese alternative to China's state-led development model.

  • India Courts ASEAN to Counter BRI | Jan. 25, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes all ten ASEAN leaders to New Dehli in an attempt to strengthen trade and connectivity with the bloc.

  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative | Jan. 25, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

    CSIS Reconnecting Asia Director Jonathan Hillman testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission for a hearing on "China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Five Years Later."

  • Chinese Contractors Land Bulk of BRI Projects | Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

    Chinese contractors are receiving the lion's share of Belt and Road opportunities reports the Financial Times, citing data from Reconnecting Asia.

  • China Invites Latin America to join BRI | Jan. 23, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

    China invited Latin American and Caribbean countries to take part in its Belt and Road (BRI) initiative at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Monday. In addition to being a top trade partner to countries in the region such as Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, it is planning to invest $250 billion in the region over the next decade.

  • Abe Urges Infrastructure Cooperation with China | Jan. 22, 2018, 10:53 a.m.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will cooperate with China to meet growing demand for infrastructure development in Asia.

  • Tales from The New Silk Road | Jan. 16, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

    Kazakhstan is a major partner in China’s multibillion-dollar “New Silk Road” project, but this new documentary by Radio Free Europe shows that their mutual cooperation does not come without some challenges.

  • China Development Bank Pledges $250B to BRI | Jan. 16, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

    China Development Bank announced its intentions to invest an additional $250 billion in loans for the Belt and Road initiative at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong on Monday.

  • China Turns to Bonds to Fund BRI | Jan. 12, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

    China is increasingly turning to the corporate bond market to fund its Belt and Road Initiative.

  • France Backs China's Belt and Road Initiative | Jan. 10, 2018, 9:14 a.m.

    During French president Emmanuel Macron's recent trip to China, he promised to pursue a comprehensive and strategic partnership including collaboration on China's Belt and Road initiative.

  • Yamal LNG Port Opens in Russian Arctic | Jan. 8, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

    Russia has started shipments of LNG from the China-backed Yamal port project in Siberia.

  • China Encourages Yuan for BRI Deals | Jan. 5, 2018, 9:15 a.m.

    New financial policies set forth by China will encourage companies to increase their use of yuan for settling cross-border trade deals.

  • Will China's Belt and Road Stretch Further? | Jan. 2, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

    Rather than trying to sign up even more states in 2018, China should focus on delivering results, especially high-quality infrastructure, for current participants in its Belt and Road initiative.

  • 18 Projects to Watch in 2018 | Dec. 22, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

    Reconnecting Asia is tracking developments across a vast landmass that includes 60 percent of the global economy. Every day, new infrastructure projects are announced, some are advanced, and others encounter obstacles. Here is a selection of the top projects to watch in 2018.

  • China's High-speed Rail Hits Snags in SE Asia | Dec. 21, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

    Chinese led high-speed rail projects across Southeast Asia, a core part of the Belt and Road Initiative, are lagging due to cost issues and trouble procuring land.

  • Europe Should Support China-CEE Cooperation | Dec. 19, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

    Chinese infrastructure investment in CEE countries has served as a catalyst for regional development and deeper integration within Europe.

  • Belt & Road is Back on the Rails in Eastern Europe | Dec. 12, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

    Broad generalizations about “Belt and Road projects,” whether positive or negative, are not particularly helpful and could even be dangerous when formulating policy. A more successful approach is likely to involve nuanced and localized policies in the same way that China has adopted localized approaches to infrastructure investment under the BRI umbrella.

  • Japan to Support China's BRI Projects | Dec. 6, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

    The Japanese government intends to help finance projects under the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • China’s “16+1” Equals Much Ado About Nothing? | Dec. 5, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

    The political damage Chinese investment in the CEE has created for the EU is already visible in its inability to act cohesively vis-à-vis China on trademark foreign policy issues, namely upholding the international rule of law and protecting human rights.

  • Malaysia, China Explore Joint Infrastructure | Dec. 4, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

    Malaysia's Ireka Corporation, a construction and real estate company signed a memorandum of understanding with China's CRRC Urban Traffic Co. to explore business opportunities including rail and infrastructure construction arising from China's 'One Belt One Road' initiative.

  • China’s 16+1 Poses Few Risks to Europe | Nov. 30, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

    Chinese investments in Central and Eastern Europe are raising concerns about transparency and accountability, but for now, the risks are relatively manageable given the modest scope of investment.

  • China Hikes Infrastructure Loans to East Europe | Nov. 29, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

    Premier Li sees the region as key to Belt and Road push

  • China’s Gateway to Europe Raises Questions | Nov. 28, 2017, 9 a.m.

    At the onset of Beijing’s sixth 16+1 forum, China’s involvement with Central and Eastern Europe under the Belt and Road is beginning to take shape. Results on the ground have proven mixed so far, and a more nuanced local picture is slowly emerging; with some reasons for concerns but also much reassurance provided.

  • Eastern Europe’s China Pivot | Nov. 27, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

    Beijing’s star is rising in central and eastern European nations,” reports the Financial Times

  • 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.

  • China in Central and Eastern Europe | Nov. 19, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

    Our “Big Questions” series brings together leading scholars, former policymakers, and top industry experts to tackle critical questions. In the seventh part of this series, we asked a group of experts to comment on China's growing infrastructure investment in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • View All Analysis | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Scramble for Eurasia | Aug. 22, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

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

    Before we decide whether the Belt and Road initiative is ineffective, not viable, or silly, I think we need to listen to what the Chinese say about it because this gives us an idea of what they want and how they see themselves and the role they play in the region.