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China's Belt And Road Initiative Faces Obstacles in 2019

China is confronting multiple setbacks, flaws, and failures in President Xi Jinping’s ambitious overseas infrastructure project—the Belt and Road Initiative. Experts note that more than five years after its launch, three of the six economic corridors planned for the massive initiative, often referred to as ...

Who should be afraid of the Belt and Road? China

As a line on a map, Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link makes sense. Slashing diagonally across the peninsula from Port Klang at one end to the port of Kuantan and towns north at the other, the project looks well-situated to encourage travel and commerce, and ...

Belt and Road buckles under own weight

Strategists in the West fear that China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is a vast, well-laid and finely orchestrated plan to extend Chinese hegemony over much of the developing world. They should be afraid of something else: It’s nothing of the sort. Keep reading ...

Belt and Road Initiative Vows Green Infrastructure with Connectivity

“My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was cancelled due to bad air — and we live in Seoul, a great place to live,” said Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). He was speaking to ...

Belt and Road Initiative reshaping Asia's int'l relations: report

The Belt and Road Initiative has injected fresh vitality to Asia’s economic cooperation and helped the continent to reshape its international relations, according to a report released on Sunday at the Boao Forum for Asia 2018 annual conference. The Belt and Road Initiative has provided ...

Is China's Belt and Road working? A progress report from eight countries

The idea of transforming the ancient fishing village of Gwadar into a bustling port city has been around since at least 1954, when Pakistan commissioned the U.S. Geological Survey to examine its coastline. Their conclusion: Gwadar, which sits on the Arabian Sea, would be an ...

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Private equity firm casts net on Mekong region

A new private equity firm based in Phnom Penh is scouring the Mekong region for opportunities after making its first investment in the parent company of a leading Cambodian online real estate portal. []Alex Odom, the firm’s chief investment officer, said the economies in this region ...

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