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Why China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative matters for Asia

Why China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative matters for Asia

A popular Chinese saying, well received by many states utters “if you want to get rich, get started by building roads”. Construction of the trade routes connecting major civilizations across Asia, Europe and Africa started 2,000 years ago by the rulers in an effort to strengthen their empires/kingdoms. Together, they came to be echoed as […]

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Challenges to China-Pakistan cooperation

Challenges to China-Pakistan cooperation

China’s investment plan in Pakistan with a special focus on development of infrastructure is a part of Chin’s overall initiative for Asia in general and South Asia in particular. China is also working for another regional connectivity plan to link with India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. China and Pakistan have formalized setting-up of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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Indo-China fault lines

Indo-China fault lines

President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to India had been touted as the beginning of a great economic and political partnership; however it ended in a fizzle. Several deals, including high-speed trains and economic zones were expected at a price tag of around $100 billion, nearly three times what Japan, China’s Asian rival, recently promised to […]

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