India Considers Its Own ‘Silk Road’, Invites Iran to Join In

India has pitched the idea of a transport corridor to Iran, Russia, the Caucasus region and Central Asia as an alternative to China’s “One Belt, One Road” project The proposed corridor, dubbed North-South, would stretch to Russia via Iran and connect the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean with the Caspian Sea, thus making the Islamic Republic a … Continue reading India Considers Its Own ‘Silk Road’, Invites Iran to Join In

China advances ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ strategy to dominate Eurasia, Africa

By World Tribune Special to WorldTribune.com by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org On May 14-15, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) hosted the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The Beijing meeting attracted 29 heads of state (including Russian President Vladimir Putin) and representatives of 130 other countries (including the U.S.), plus the leaders of … Continue reading China advances ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ strategy to dominate Eurasia, Africa

How China Managed to Overcome Global Economic Slowdown?

While Beijing is preparing to hold the One Belt, One Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14-15, Xinhua has stepped forward to bust the myth that China's New Silk Road project is essentially a Marshall Plan 2.0 China's New Silk Road Project has nothing to do with America's post-WWII Marshall Plan, China's state-run media outlet Xinhua … Continue reading How China Managed to Overcome Global Economic Slowdown?

Philippines – ‘Dutertenomics’ envisions a golden age

Duterte’s initial three-year rolling infrastructure program, if disbursed as planned, will see more outlays than the 2.4 trillion pesos (US$48 billion) spent under Aquino’s entire six-year term. In fact, Duterte’s initial three-year plan aims to exceed the total amount spent on infrastructure of the previous five administrations combined.

Manila has announced ambitious new infrastructure spending plans, an unprecedented US$173 billion fiscal push to catapult competitiveness and growth   By Joel Adriano The Philippines has announced ambitious new infrastructure spending plans, an unprecedented fiscal push President Rodrigo Duterte’s champions are referring to as “Dutertenomics.” The plan, described by socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia as … Continue reading Philippines – ‘Dutertenomics’ envisions a golden age

One Belt, One Road Strategy: Big Dream, Not a Conspiracy

Tom McGregor Beijing pledged to spend more than $1 trillion dollars to build major infrastructure projects for countries signed up in the regions — Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Oceania and Central Asia. The initiative would benefit participating member states since China would aid sovereign governments to build logistics hubs — roads, railways, ports, bridges and airports; manufacturing parks; energy zones with power plants … Continue reading One Belt, One Road Strategy: Big Dream, Not a Conspiracy