Will Obor really reach Southeast Asia?

China has dangled various rich infrastructure initiatives to the region, but few so far have commenced due to tussles over costs, labour and sovereignty By Richard Javad Heydarian Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged at least US$113 billion in additional funds for his US$1.3 trillion One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, also known as the new … Continue reading Will Obor really reach Southeast Asia?

African Horizons of the New Silk Road

  The New Silk Road project (the NSR) mapped out by China in 2013 envisaged the development of a network of land transport routes originating in China and interconnecting Eurasian countries, thus creating a single Eurasian economic space. A Maritime Silk Route is being developed within the framework of the NSR. Its mission is to … Continue reading African Horizons of the New Silk Road

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

Xi’s wild geese chase the Silk Road gold

President Xi Jinping invokes Ming dynasty heroes, geopolitical development strategies and wild Asian geese analogies to portray China’s New Silk Roads initiative as the flagship of a trade-focussed new world order By Pepe Escobar President Xi Jinping used the two-day New Silk Road international forum in Beijing to establish China as the flagship of a … Continue reading Xi’s wild geese chase the Silk Road gold

Chinese ‘taking over’ Malaysia in 20 years, politician warns

‘What is there to prevent China from owning all of our strategic assets like airports, ports and railways?’ asks Zaid Ibrahim By Johan Nylander, @johannylander   China has overtaken Singapore as the largest investor in Malaysia, while thousands of mainland Chinese are taking advantage of the Southeast Asian nation’s generous long-stay visa for wealthy foreigners. Now, … Continue reading Chinese ‘taking over’ Malaysia in 20 years, politician warns