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Monday, February 24, 2020

Belt and Road Initiative


As Trump visits India, on the table: plan to counter China’s reach with Blue Dot network

February 24, 2020 6:10 am

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and NSA Robert O’ Brien have brought along the pointperson for the Blue Dot network in the US system — Adam Boehler, CEO of the US International Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC) — as part of the visiting delegation.

China could build 30 'Belt and Road' nuclear reactors by 2030, says official

June 20, 2019 12:25 pm

Wang Shoujun told delegates on Wednesday that China needed to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by "Belt and Road" and give more financial and policy support to its nuclear sector.

China's Belt and Road can speed development, needs transparency: World Bank

June 19, 2019 6:36 pm

The long-delayed report said that the Belt and Road - a string of ports, railways, roads and bridges and other investments connecting China to Europe via central and southern Asia - could lift 32 million people out of moderate poverty conditions if implemented fully.

As in Qingdao, India stays away from supporting China's Belt and Road Initiative

June 15, 2019 10:27 am

The Bishkek declaration named every SCO member country except India. A similar formulation was adopted at the SCO summit in Qingdao.

‘India will not sign off on BRI at Bishkek’

June 14, 2019 1:45 am

India had refused to sign off on the BRI last year at the SCO summit in Qingdao, China, but New Delhi had not issued any statement opposing BRI this year when the second Belt and Road Forum met in April.

China says 'fed up' with hearing US complaints on Belt and Road

May 09, 2019 3:35 pm

The initiative, a key thrust of President Xi Jinping's administration, has hit opposition in some countries over fears its opaque could lead to unsustainable debt and that it aims more to promote Chinese influence than development.

China using BRI to achieve its national security objectives: Mike Pompeo

May 07, 2019 6:36 pm

A Pentagon report last week, he said, warned that China could use its civilian research presence in the Arctic to strengthen its military presence, including the deployment of submarines - including the deployment of submarines to the region as a deterrent against nuclear attack.

China removes BRI map that showed J-K, Arunachal Pradesh as part of India

April 28, 2019 5:47 pm

The display of the map on a prominent Chinese government site at a time when the Second Belt and Road Forum is ongoing is at odds with China’s stance.

China president Xi Jinping touts more than $64 billion in Belt and Road deals

April 27, 2019 6:24 pm

Xi said market principles will apply in all Belt and Road cooperation projects and that his signature initiative to recreate the old Silk Road joining China with Asia and Europe will deliver green and high-quality development.

Xi tries to ease debt worries, says Belt and Road not an exclusive club

April 27, 2019 12:33 am

Xi said: “Facts have proved jointly building the "One Belt And One Road" has not only provided new opportunities for the development of all countries in the world, but also opened up new horizons for China's opening-up and development.”