What is China’s “One Belt One Road” Project?
In the year of 2013, the Chinese government revealed its ambitious project ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) which connects the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa. By doing so, the east Asia economic circle will be hold the position in one end and in oppose the well developed European economic circle on the other hand.
Components of the One Belt and One Road project
- Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB)
- 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR)
Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB)
If mainly focus on connecting the china with the Eurasian land corridor with the pacific coast to the Baltic Sea. The SREB is the purely SEA routes about the get connect with various seas like Persian gulf, Mediterranean sea, Indian Ocean.
21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR)
Well, the 21st century maritime silk road (MSR) is mainly focused to connect the china’s coast with the European coastal regions via south china sea though Indian ocean as one route and another one would be connecting the south china cost with the European region though south china sea and south pacific .
China showing interest to push countries during the ASEAN meet to get approval of OBOR initiatives from the leaders under the leader ship of president Xi Jinping’s vision of connecting the central Asia and Europe with land economic belt and with the maritime Silk Road.
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Though, there has been controversial myths revolves among the experts in many of the south Asian countries, India is not an exception to it. India yet to take decision on investing on the OBOR initiatives and watching closely on china’s long term strategic goals in the OBOR project. In addition to that, the fall of CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) that passes though the Pakistan occupied Kashmir.