Entries tagged "OBOR"

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Should the West heed China's siren call for 'Globalization 2.0'? | June 1, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

    If the West remains silent by failing to help shape the Belt and Road or to offer an alternative, China's rhetoric will increasingly become reality.

  • OBOR Expands to the Arctic | May 30, 2017, 8:47 a.m.

    China's "Belt and Road" initiative is likely to extend to the Arctic circle.

  • China's Belt & Road Grows at Forum | May 25, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

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

  • Xi Adds $100B to Belt and Road | May 25, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the "Belt and Road" forum in Beijing that China will invest an additional $100 billion, suggesting that China may be doubling down on the initiative.

  • China’s Strategic Gateway to the Indian Ocean | May 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

    Ultimately, CPEC may have a great effect in Pakistan and on Pakistan-China relations, but it does not address issues of connectivity in South Asia.

  • Caution for OBOR in Central Asia | May 24, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

    China's "Belt and Road" initiative has the potential to upset traditional regional power dynamics, leading some in Central Asia to approach the plan with caution.

  • OBOR-Heard in Beijing | May 23, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

  • Duterte Rejects EU Grants, Favors China | May 19, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

  • China's Belt & Road Slow to Draw Private Sector | May 18, 2017, 8:29 a.m.

  • Xi Jinping Shares Grand Vision at Forum | May 17, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

  • Belt & Road Forum Garners Mixed Reactions | May 16, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

    China used its recent Belt and Road Forum to laud the benefits of free trade and open economies and to jumpstart a few high-profile projects that had previously been stalled.

  • China Lends $4.5B for Jakarta-Bandung Rail | May 15, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

    An agreement for the China Development Bank to lend $4.5 billion to a consortium of Chinese and Indonesian companies for the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail in Indonesia was signed during President Joko Widodo's recent trip to the Belt & Road Forum in Beijing.

  • China Eyes 2020 to Triple Rail Freight to Europe | May 12, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

    China's National Development and Reform Commission is aiming to nearly triple the number of rail freight trips running between China and Europe from around 1,800 to 5,000 by 2020.