OBOR

UAE Invites India for 12th Sir Bani Yas forum to discuss connectivity from India to Mediterranean

The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), also known as One Belt One Road (OBOR), is the global infrastructure brainchild of Chinese President Xi Jinping and is the centrepiece of his foreign policy. Under it, Beijing has invested about $843 billion in nearly 163 countries. However, as China faces increasing economic challenges at home and abroad, this initiative is declining significantly. Not only is China reducing pouring money into it, but

Italy calls for review of China’s Belt & Road Initiative

Just before the pandemic began, China had found a very close friend in the form of then Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. China considered him as their entry gate into the European Union. The friendship became so close that Conte ditched the traditional pro-Western Italian foreign policy and joined China’s Belt & Road Initiative, which is infamous globally as the ‘Chinese debt trap’. Under Conte, the Chinese influence in Italy