China's Westward One Belt One Road Strategy


tidalwave

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Trump's reset with Russia and recent 360 degree turn around with Pakistan indicates Trump Advisors advises Trump to sabotage China's one belt , one road strategy.
 

captonjohn

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I see only one problem that is CPEC pass through POK that is a part of India. India claims it similar like China claims Taiwan. This is also a huge security challenge for India as Pakistan has been attacker and imposed four wars on India along with terrorism since last 30 years.

If you see the map of Pakistan and proposed route of CPEC, you will easily notice that CPEC road passes through the region that is near Indo-Pak border and all major Pakistani military facilities lies behind this line. In the case of war, Indian forces will have to cross CPEC roads and that would give China a reason to help Pakistan in the name of protecting CPEC.

This can not be an economic corridor as two countries economy can benefit only when both the countries are economically stronger or equal. Prove me wrong.
 

timepass

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I see only one problem that is CPEC pass through POK that is a part of India. India claims it similar like China claims Taiwan. This is also a huge security challenge for India as Pakistan has been attacker and imposed four wars on India along with terrorism since last 30 years.

If you see the map of Pakistan and proposed route of CPEC, you will easily notice that CPEC road passes through the region that is near Indo-Pak border and all major Pakistani military facilities lies behind this line. In the case of war, Indian forces will have to cross CPEC roads and that would give China a reason to help Pakistan in the name of protecting CPEC.

This can not be an economic corridor as two countries economy can benefit only when both the countries are economically stronger or equal. Prove me wrong.


 

Hendrik_2000

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OBOR is not only Pakistan Here is Chinese investment than defy stereotype of Chinese only interested in raw material and left the area with environment disaster and then left
Instead Chinalco built complete new town with running water and electricity, free school and JOBS. even though they lost money

Peru’s minerals have long been the backbone of the country’s economy and trade relations with China, but Chinese investments have sometimes seen mixed reactions from local residents. Some say the latest mine opening, the Toromocho copper mine in Morococha could set a precedent for social responsibility. The Chinese company behind it, the Chinalco Mining Corporation International, has moved 5,000 people from old Morochocha to a newly-built town that has everything that the old town didn’t. CCTV America’s Dan Collyns reports.


on the other side of Andes is Argentina Here China renovate a decrepit railway system

The Roca Line in Llavallol, 33 kilometers south of Buenos Aires, strategically supports the massive commuting between the capital and its satellite towns.
CRRC, China's state-owned rolling stock manufacturer, has been providing comprehensive service to Argentina’s railway updating for five years.

 

Hendrik_2000

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Meanwhile in Djibouti China built the water pipeline from Ethiopia to parched land of Djibouti
But western press can't help throwing doubt about high indebtedness But what choice do country like Djibouti has water is the necessity of life

A 'model' for East Africa


In 2011, Djibouti was hooked up to Ethiopia's electricity grid. Two further interconnectors are planned, one of which could transport Ethiopian power across the Red Sea to Yemen.

A 752-kilometer railway line linking the city of Djibouti to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa is scheduled to open soon, with another line for exporting potassium from the northern Ethiopian city of Mekele through the Djiboutian port of Tadjourah set to soon follow.

In the past year the neighbors have also announced two major energy projects.

A multi-billion-dollar pipeline will transport natural gas from Ethiopia to a liquefaction plant and export terminal at Damerjog in Djibouti, while in the other direction, a planned 550-kilometer pipeline will carry diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel from Djibouti's ports to central Ethiopia.

Completing the list of cross-border projects is a water pipeline to channel drinking water from Ethiopia to Djibouti, which like Ethiopia is prone to droughts.

"Our relationship is gaining momentum," said Tewolde Mulugeta, spokesman for the Ethiopian foreign ministry, who sees the deepening ties between the two countries as "a model" for the region.

It is a view shared in Djibouti.

"The main thing is that the development benefits not only the two countries but also other countries in the region," Energy Minister Ali Yacoub Mahamoud told AFP.

"That is why we must combine our resources, our efforts and our ideas."



BUSTLING. This file photo taken on March 27, 2016 shows workers loading goods at the port of Djibouti. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP



Chinese money

The two countries see themselves as the engine of closer cooperation within the regional IGAD grouping, which also includes Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan.

Ethiopia and Djibouti's special relationship has been welcomed by China, a major investor in the region.

Most of Djibouti's 14 major infrastructure projects, which have been valued at a total $14.4 billion, are being funded by Chinese banks, including the railway line that will halve transit times from Djibouti to Addis Ababa.

"These are very big investments," Djibouti's foreign minister said, explaining that China was "the only partner that accompanied us along this path."

China is also funding the pipeline that will transport natural gas to the port in Djibouti for export to the Asian powerhouse, and recently signed an accord with the Red Sea state on the construction of a free trade zone around 50 kilometers from Djibouti city.

Economists warn that Djibouti is becoming too reliant on Chinese credit. The country's public debt burden is forecast to rise from 60% in 2015 to around 80% in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund.

"It's a dilemma," admits Youssouf, the foreign minister. "The more indebted we are, the more we depend on our creditor. But what alternative is there? Countries can only develop if they have infrastructure." – Cyril Belaud, AFP / Rappler.com
 
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