Silk Road Economic Belt

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Xi's new year message: Beijing will actively push for OBOR

02 Jan 2018

Xi's new year message: Beijing will actively push for OBOR

Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out Beijing's priorities to realize the "Chinese dream" in his new years message.

China hints at possible CPEC renaming if India joins in

24 Nov 2017

China hints at possible CPEC renaming if India joins in

Last week, the Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said his country could rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to address India's concerns.

'Modi, only statesman to stand up to China's One-Belt-One-Road'

17 Nov 2017

'Modi, only statesman to stand up to China's One-Belt-One-Road'

PM Narendra Modi is the only statesman to have stood up to China's One Belt One Road (OBOR), claims Michael Pillsbury, Director of Center on Chinese Strategy at the think-tank Hudson Institute.

Modi, Xi Jinping to hold talks at SCO summit

09 Jun 2017

Modi, Xi Jinping to hold talks at SCO summit

Official sources have confirmed that PM Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the ongoing Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

UN reports say CPEC could worsen Indo-Pak relations

26 May 2017

UN reports say CPEC could worsen Indo-Pak relations

A report compiled by the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia, has stated that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor could spell disaster for Indo-Pak relations and could potentially deteriorate the regional security scenario.

Chinese state media ridicule India's boycott of OBOR Summit

16 May 2017

Chinese state media ridicule India's boycott of OBOR Summit

Chinese state media has suggested that India's "shallow analysis of state interests, and an outdated understanding of geopolitics," led to its boycott of the recent Belt and Road forum.

Internal dissent rises against CPEC in Pakistan

15 May 2017

Internal dissent rises against CPEC in Pakistan

Protests have broken out across the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region against the CPEC project.

CPEC is flagship of OBOR: Chinese President Xi Jinping

15 May 2017

CPEC is flagship of OBOR: Chinese President Xi Jinping

At the end of the Belt and Road summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the China Pakistan Economic Corridor calling it the flagship of the Belt and Road initiative.

Chinese President Jinping pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road

15 May 2017

Chinese President Jinping pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion for a new initiative he called the Belt and Road initiative. It takes forward China's One Belt, One Road initiative that was announced in 2013.

Concerns over CPEC: India to not attend China's OBOR summit

14 May 2017

Concerns over CPEC: India to not attend China's OBOR summit

Despite China's efforts to coax India into attending the One Belt One Road Forum, India clarified that it would boycott the summit.

China: Can rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns

09 May 2017

China: Can rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns

Chinese ambassador to New Delhi Luo Zhaohui clarified that the CPEC corridor was just a means of economic co-operation and had no connection with "sovereignty issues."