Tag: OBOR

China Goes OBOR: Can Taiwan Join?

Written by Gerald Chan. In her maiden policy address on 11 October 2017, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, made a pointed reference to China’s ‘one belt, one road’ (OBOR) Initiative. She said that Hong Kong would sign an agreement with the National […]

BRI: Implications for Southeast Asia

Written by Munmun Majumdar. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has, broadly speaking, two components—the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) on land and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on sea. China’s Maritime Silk Road clearly segregates the economic-commercial-connectivity paradigm while avoiding the articulation of the military-naval dimension […]

China’s Grand Project Threatens a New East-West Divide in Europe

Written by Małgorzata Jakimów. The recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing ushered in a new phase in China’s global repositioning. In his opening speech China’s president, Xi Jinping, reaffirmed the importance of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive investment project launched in 2013 to dramatically expand land and sea trade […]

How good is investing in Europe for Chinese Companies?

Written by Roberta Rabellotti. After being the largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDIs) among developing countries for more than two decades, China has become an important outbound investor, especially since the so-called Go Global Strategy was launched in 1999, as an effort by the Chinese government to promote […]