Getting aboard One Belt One Road

As Hong Kong holds a major summit on One Belt One Road, FinanceAsia examines progress on Beijing’s ambitious regional investment blueprint.
President Xi Jinping’s initiative is already making headway but there is a long way to go
President Xi Jinping’s initiative is already making headway but there is a long way to go

Chinese president Xi Jinping is evidently a big fan of grand designs. After coining the slogan “Chinese Dream” to encapsulate the nation’s rejuvenation and Chinese people’s aspirations, he conjured up the One Belt One Road OBOR initiative to look beyond China’s borders for investment and trade opportunities and bolster the country’s influence overseas. The issue is in the spotlight on Wednesday as China’s No.3 official Zhang Dejiang makes a visit to Hong Kong to address a major summit on the initiative. 

Xi’s big vision is to revive China’s old glory along the ancient Silk Road trading routes that once stretched from the old Chinese capital of Chang’an...

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