One Belt One Road
The United States and Australia will cooperate to develop a strategic deep-water naval base on PNG, signaling a renewed desire to counter China’s charm offensive in Australia’s backyard.
Chinese investment has rejuvenated some developing countries and left others locked in a spiral of unsustainable debt.
If Doraleh port goes the way of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and is ceded to China for non-payment of debt, the United States sprawling Camp Lemonnier could be rendered militarily unviable.
Pakistan’s new government wants to revisit the terms of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) contracts signed by its predecessor.
Don’t expect this Belt and Road port to unseat Singapore as Southeast Asia’s premier transportation hub anytime soon.
Prime Minister Mahathir’s efforts to reign in Malaysian debt are taking his government down the rabbit hole of the 1MDB scandal.
With an expanding icebreaker fleet, land purchases around the GIUK gap, and perhaps even a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the near future, China is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Arctic.
Belt and Road’s Kenya railway starts off in the red, Trump and Putin leave a lasting impression in Helsinki, and Japan and the EU buck the protectionist trend with a free trade deal.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Indo-Japan Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) are playing to their strengths as the competition for Africa heats up.
Will Kyaukpyu Port take its place among other One Belt One Road megaprojects like Gwadar and Hambantota?