10 Years of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TH  Context: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), led by Chinese President Xi Jinping, marked its 10th anniversary.    What is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a global infrastructure development strategy launched by China in 2013. It aims to …

China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

GS Paper 2 Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: The first shipments on a newly-launched railway line from the Myanmar border to the key commercial hub of Chengdu in western China was made recently More on the news: This project provides China …

Belt and Road initiative

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Belt and Road initiative: Context: Xi hails ‘steady’ China-Bangladesh friendship, seeks joint promotion of Belt & Road Initiative. What is BRI? The Belt and Road Initiative, reminiscent of the Silk Road, is a massive infrastructure project that would …