Belt and Road Initiative

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    The bridge that spans the world

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    THE Belt and Road Initiative, also called the New Silk Road, is based on a 2,100-year-old trade route between the Middle East and Eastern Asia,...

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    OBOR initiative: critics and new members

    Nina Lebedeva | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    THE second BRF-2019 Summit in Beijing became a landmark event that marked achievements of this infrastructure project, which, in 2016, changed its former name One...

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    China hopes India would be part of BCIM corridor

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:41am on May 09, 2019

    Chinese ambassador Zhang Zuo on Wednesday said his country hoped that India would be a part of a connectivity corridor under the four country regional...

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    Xinjiang crackdown at heart of China’s Belt and Road

    Agence France-Presse . Khorgos, Kazakhstan | Updated at 12:00am on April 29, 2019

    Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear a blunt warning...

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    BRI: a historic opportunity

    Munir Akram | Updated at 12:00am on April 29, 2019

    CHINA’S president Xi Jinping hosted the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on April 26–27 — 125 countries and 40 international organisations have joined...

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    China’s Xi touts more than $64b in Belt and Road deals

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    President Xi Jinping on Saturday hailed deals worth more than $64 billion signed during China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) this week as he sought...

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    Belt and Road must be green, sustainable: Xi

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 27, 2019

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) must be green and sustainable, president Xi Jinping said in opening a summit on his grand strategy, adding that...

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    China seeks to allay fears over Belt and Road debt risks

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 26, 2019

    China aims to make the Belt and Road initiative sustainable and prevent debt risks, its finance minister said on Thursday, seeking to allay criticism that...

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    China to recalibrate Belt and Road, defend scheme against criticism

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    China is expected to promote a recalibrated version of its Belt and Road initiative at a summit of heads of state this week in Beijing,...

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    Relation with India, China important for prosperous Bangladesh: Gowher

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:50am on April 21, 2019

    International affairs adviser to the prime minister Gowher Rizvi on Saturday said that Bangladesh’s relation with India and China was really important for making the...