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  • Agustin Roth 5:06 pm on March 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    China couldn’t dominate Asia if it wanted to 

    According to an article posted in ForeignPolicy, it should be taken into account that Asia is not only China, there are other major players, since “Asia has been multi polar for almost all of recorded history”.

    The main ideas here:

    • The more the Belt and Road Initiative becomes a multilateral exercise, the more it connects not just Asian countries to China but also all Asians to each other. From Russia and Turkey to Iran and Iran to Myanmar and Thailand, the resurrection of multidirectional Silk Roads with no dominant power symbolizes the return of Asia’s past, one characterized by deference, not dominance. Asia has nearly 5 bill (More …)
  • gioaragno 11:55 am on February 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The Asian Super Grid in Northeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative 

    Russia and Mongolia have been incorporated into the BRI through the China-Russia-Mongolia economic corridor. Corridor meetings have been held since 2014. In September
    2016, the “Outline of the Construction of the China-Mongolian-Russian Economic Corridor” marked the first framework beyond bilateral for BRI. In December 2016, they signed
    the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network. The Mongolian Foreign Ministry in November 2017 indicated that planning
    for railway and road transit corridors, and science and technology parks, had advanced
    further than energy infrastructure plans. Mongolian priority was on electricity transmission lines, implying preference for Gobitech.

    Super interesting! Link to full pdf: https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/projekt_papiere/Christoffersen_BCAS_2018_Northeast_Asian_Supergrid_13.pdf

  • ceciliatrasi 9:21 am on February 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Major actors in Belt and Road 

    In the following blog post, I will continuously update the list of the major players in the OBOR initiative as I encounter them.

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