Tag: BRI

Pakistan Takes Wind out of India’s Sails by Turning North-South Transport Corridor Into One Belt–One Road

The North-South Transport Corridor is a joint initiative of nations who have built and continue to expand shipping and road links between South Asia, Northern Eurasia and Europe. The map below shows the basic route which beings with a shipping lane between India and Iran’s Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman, before travelling north through Iran to the Caucasus...

‘Quad’ version of Belt and Road Feels Like a South China Sea Watch

The Quad – comprising the United States, Japan, India and Australia – was set up a decade ago, ostensibly as an Asia-centered security cooperation mechanism. Funnily enough, Beijing always suspected it actually represented a containment strategy. Last November, in Manila, the Quad met on the sidelines of the Asean and East Asia summits. Their topic of discussion: “alternatives” to China...

China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ Reach Latin America

A sharp, geoeconomic shift took place last month in Santiago, Chile at the second ministerial meeting of a forum grouping China and the 33-member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, told his audience that the world’s second-largest economy and Latin America should join efforts to support free trade. This was about “opposing protectionism” and “working...