Article by Natasha Fernando and Vijay Prasad Jayshwal about the participation of Nepal in the Belt and Road Initiative and relations with China.
India may join US Blue Dot Network. This new intiative’s objective is to rival the Belt and Road. Can this new programme serve India’s own interest in Asia?
A prominent Indian politician Subramanian Swamy recently declared that India was interested in joining the Belt and Road Initiative.
On April 28-29, 2018, the Indian and Chinese Presidents met in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi discussed a number of topics including the (de)militarization of their borders and regional cooperation.
On April 18, 2018, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed to his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali during an official visit to Beijing, the creation of a new corridor of the new Silk Roads that would link Nepal to both China and India.
Australia, the United States, India and Japan are reportedly discussing the formation of a competing project for China’s Belt and Road initiative. The best option for the EU is to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative to better protect its interests.
In early March 2017, Ms. Fu Ying, spokesperson for the 5th annual session of the 12th National People’s Congress of China, encouraged India to integrate the OBOR initiative. But until now India has shown reluctance to this proposal. a) OBOR