Victorian Government bows to calls to release controversial China deal

The Victorian Government publishes an agreement it signed with China over its controversial global infrastructure initiative, after several days of pressure from the Opposition and the Federal Government.

State government’s decision to sign up to initiative could be unconstitutional, experts warn

Op-Ed: Australia tiptoes on to the New Silk Road Op-Ed: Australia tiptoes on to the New Silk Road

An Australian state, Victoria, has signed up with China to explore participation in the Belt and Road initiative, aka the New Silk Road. This is Australia’s first hesitant step on the New Silk Road, but it’s a major deal.

Nepal and Sri Lanka reaffirm good ties with China and India

Scholars from Sri Lanka and Nepal slammed accusations that China uses the Belt and Road initiative for political gains, saying that the initiative is merely about economic and scientific benefits.

Belt and Road Initiative: Contribution by all, benefits for all

BOAO/BEIJING, Nov. 11 (MNA) – The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the new Silk Road, is a master plan proposed by President Xi Jinping of China in 2013.

US officials warn China’s BRI could lead to debt trap, undermine sovereignty

US government officials and experts have expressed apprehension about China’s flagship multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative.

Cooperating with China and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) opens doors of potential development to developing countries. Sri Lanka should position itself to benefit from this opportunity, former Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Currently Managing Director, Hairong Investments International (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka, Dr. Palitha Kohona said.

The changing dynamics of China-Bangladesh relations

Right from the beginning of their diplomatic ties in October 1975, China and Bangladesh have been maintaining a close relationship, often entitled as “trusted friendship” or “all-weather friendship”. While, for decades, their bilateral relations have primarily been focused on trade and defence cooperation, the ongoing pattern projects a gradual extension of this mutual cooperation to political, social, cultural, and maritime sectors as well.