China's Westward One Belt One Road Strategy

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    dug out Sep 2, 2018
    after I had read
    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-...e-prized-port-if-kenya-cant-pay-back-its-belt Will China seize prized port if Kenya can’t pay back its belt and road loans?
    • Kenyan president strongly denies port at risk of being seized
    • Report again raises questions about the risks for countries borrowing from China for infrastructure projects
     
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    now I read
    19:55, 10-Feb-2019
    Botswanan minister rejects debt trap allegation against China https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d33416a4e32457a6333566d54/index.html

     
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    In business & investment, BOTH parties involved should come to an agreement after careful considerations by their respective business & national leaders. There are usually high risks for the investors, as any BIG projects not carefully examined could suffer serious losses. Several ignorant politicians may not understand the problems that can arise for defaults in projects. When 2 parties are facing difficulties or suspicions in any project, let the un-bias Mediators be called upon to help solve problems/difficulties. IBR (Overland) and Maritime IBR can bring about benefits when properly executed, especially now in the face of current threats to Global Trade & Investments.
     
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    Yeah right like "un bias Mediators" exist this world when it comes whatever China is doing to upset the current status quo. The two parties DID already agreed to the investments and went over it carefully long before the West even care to know what China Belt and Road Initiative even means.:rolleyes:
     
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    Here's some good news for eastern Europe. For Belarus at least.

    https://www.railfreight.com/beltand...ice-for-geely-automotive-parts-china-belarus/

    Weekly service for Geely automotive parts China-Belarus
    Published on 27-02-2019 at 08:00
    JSC RZD Logistics launched a weekly rail freight service transporting knock-down kits of automotive manufacturer Geely. The goods are delivered from Chengdu in China to the BelGee assembly factory in Belarus. The first train is already on track.


    The first four container trains with the kits departed in accordance with a schedule especially developed for this project. It follows a direct route, from Chengdu through Mongolia (Zamyn-Uud border crossing), through Russia (Naushki border crossing) and Belarus (Krasnoye border crossing). After a journey of fourteen days, the trains are expected to arrive at the terminal in Zhodino.

    50 trains in 2019
    In total, fifty container trains are expected to depart by the end of 2019, with regularity one train a week, RZD Logistics said. Currently RZD Logistics is looking into the opportunity to organise similar shipments to Belarus from other Geely factories in China.

    “We see the interest of automobile manufacturers and dealers in railway delivery and put emphasis on the development of this area of logistics business. Transportation of knock-down kits in accelerated container train from China to Belarus is three times faster than sea delivery, which allows us to count on switching the volumes from the functioning sea route to rail. This year we not only plan to follow the delivery schedule, but will also work actively on the geographic expansion of Geely products’ shipments from China”, noted the CEO of RZD Logistics Viacheslav Valentik.
     
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    and also for Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan moves more cargo by rail to China in 2018
    Published on 11-02-2019 at 10:58
    Railway traffic between Kazakhstan and China saw a major rise in 2018. Especially eastbound traffic increased significantly, with more than 50 per cent. This is a positive milestone for Eurasian railway traffic, which has seen the majority of traffic in westward direction.

    According to national railway company Kazakh Temir Zholly (KTZ), the rail freight volumes between Kazakhstan and China amounted to 13,979 tonnes last year, which indicated an increase by 38 per cent compared to 2017. Some 8,500 tonnes of cargo were transported from Kazakhstan to China, which is 54 per cent more than in 2017.

    Grain, oil and gas pipes
    Kazakh and Chinese railway administrations have projected traffic volumes of more than 15,700 tonnes of cargo in 2019. They also made arrangements for the transport of grain and oil between the countries. Grain cargo will be moved in big bags and specialised wagon trucks with rearrangement wheelsets. The route leads through both the Alashankou and Khorgos border crossings, KZT reported.

    Vegetable oil will be moved in tank cars of up to 500,000 tonnes, from Kazakhstan and Russia to China through the Alashankou-Dostyk border crossing. The carriages will be rearranged at the Dostyk station, the railway company said. Starting from this month, the countries will also see the rail transport of gas pipes.

    Total volume
    The general rail freight volumes in the central Asian country grew with 11 million tonnes to 283 million tonnes in 2018, reported Kazakh Temir Zholly. Six per cent of the total transport volumes was on transit; this adds up to 17 million tonnes of cargo, 10 per cent more than a year earlier. KZT transported fifty per cent of the total cargo.

    Kazakhstan counts more than 20 thousand kilometres of railway track. Last year, more than thousand kilometres of track was upgraded. As a result of these works the strength and quality of the railway is increasing, the railway company pointed out.
     
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    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/opinion/italy-takes-a-chance-on-belt-and-road/
     
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    The 2,000th China-Europe freight train heading to Krasnodar of #Russia leaves the freight logistics center in #Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang, on March 15. Since its operation in 2016, trains running from the freight train logistics center in Urumqi reached 2,000.

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