Monday, Oct 03, 2022

Belt and Road Initiative


Willing to extend China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang

July 29, 2022 10:20 pm

Launched in 2013, the CPEC is a corridor linking Pakistan's Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea with Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which highlights energy, transport and industrial cooperation.

India says it will protect its interests as Chinese boat heads to Sri Lanka

July 28, 2022 7:48 pm

Shipping data from Refinitiv Eikon showed research and survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 was en route to the southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota and was expected to arrive on Aug. 11.

Explained: The G7’s infrastructure investment plan to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative

June 29, 2022 1:50 pm

The infrastructure plan was first announced in June 2021 during last year’s G7 Summit in the UK. Back then, US President Joe Biden had called it the Build Back Better World (B3W) framework.

Chinese foreign minister: Welcome Afghan participation in Belt and Road Initiative

March 24, 2022 9:11 pm

Wang Yi made the comments in a meeting with Afghanistan's deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar, the statement said.

China's Belt and Road plans losing momentum as opposition, debt mount: Study

September 29, 2021 5:21 pm

President Xi Jinping launched BRI in 2013 to use China's strengths in financing and infrastructure construction to "build a broad community of shared interests" throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.

US plans projects in Latin America countering China's Belt and Road

September 27, 2021 4:22 pm

A delegation of diplomatic officials is tasked with turning Build Back Better World (B3W), the international infrastructure investment initiative announced by the Group of Seven richest democracies in June, into reality

G-7's counter to China's Belt and Road Initiative is welcome, but needs more coherence

July 17, 2021 8:36 am

It remains to be seen what role India will play in Build Back Better World since it has been a strong opponent of BRI, which is designed by China to establish strategic dominance in trade, foreign policy and geopolitics.

G7 rivals China with grand infrastructure plan

June 13, 2021 8:52 am

G7 aims to counter Xi's Belt and Road Initiative Plan will 'catalyze hundreds of billions of dollars'. Biden pressed G7 to be tough on China over forced labour. West must offer an alternative to China - U.S. official

China-India border tensions 'remain high' despite some force pullbacks: US Intelligence Report

April 14, 2021 11:21 am

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said in its latest annual threat assessment report to the US Congress that Beijing will continue to promote the multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to expand its economic, political and military presence abroad, while trying to reduce waste and exploitative practices, which have led to international criticism.

Explained: What is the Blue Dot network, on the table during Trump visit to India

February 26, 2020 2:51 pm

Observers have referred to the proposal as a means of countering China’s Belt and Road Initiative.