BELT AND ROAD
India prepares military drills with dozen African nations to counter China
Backed by its multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative, which even has the US and Europe worried, China has fast expanded its footprint in Africa as the “New Great Game” plays out in the continent known for its minerals and other raw commodities.
Indonesia woos Chinese investors with $60-billion menu of Belt and Road projects
Projects on offer include four hydropower plants with a comb...
Tibet was staging ground for China’s belt-road
Tibet was the original lab for belt & road initiative. It ultimately led to subjugation and co...
View: Who should be afraid of the Belt and Road? China
The project seems not just a solid investment but also a stroke of strategic genius. But reality is more sobering.
Panama awards $1.4 bn bridge project to Chinese group
"Panama is moving ahead in its relations with China and without a doubt this project that begins its construction today is part of that message" Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said.
Africa cancels a Belt and Road Initiative project for the first time
Sierra Leone has scrapped plans to build a China-funded airport, becoming first African nation to shun BRI.
Belt And Roadblocks: India’s China stance vindicated
China's BRI is encountering strong headwinds, as partner nations worry about sovereignty eroding debt traps.
Pakistan's bailout exposes some serious flaws in China's belt and road plan
Building the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has proved to be more expensive than expected.
Belt and Road: Is IL&FS victim of our desperation for infrastructure?
LIC will probably have to rescue IL&FS now. On Saturday, the firm changed chairman once again.
Pakistan likely to pay back IMF before Chinese debt-US Treasury official
Pakistan is negotiating with the IMF over terms of its second bailout since 2013, a loan package valued at about $6 billion, with a deal now expected in mid-January.
Facing Trump attacks, Pakistan military seeks peace with India
Any detente with India would face deep skepticism that has endured since the British left the subcontinent in 1947. Both India and the U.S. see Pakistan as providing safe haven for terrorist groups, and often bring up the fact that the leadership of Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the gruesome Mumbai attack in 2008, still live freely in Pakistan.
No Chinese belt, road or bedrooms for Malaysia
If Donald Trump can unilaterally change the rules of game for China and Chinese businesses, so can, in his limited sphere, Mahathir.
Cold war II looms and India is woefully underprepared
On the face of it, the US’s muscular approach to China is music to Indian ears. But the government thrives on ambiguity because it’s useful in diplomatic fudge. So our Indo-Pacific policy is a direct counter to China’s BRI, but we’re afraid the Quad will spook the Chinese. Only we believe our nonsense.
China's BRI to exploit natural resources, says Tibetan leader
Touted as Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.
Look to India for returns, not China's Belt-and-Road, funds say
China’s Belt-and-Road, however is more driven by geopolitics than investment returns, he said at the Bloomberg Invest Australia summit in Sydney on Wednesday.