China Has No Geo-Political Calculations: Xi Jinping On Silk Road Project

Beijing:  Chinese President Xi Jinping today defended his ambitious multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative or BRI, claiming China has no “geo-political calculations” and that the project will benefit the world.

Touted as Xi Jinping’s pet project, the Belt and Road Initiative, also known as the One Belt One Road (OBOR), has become a major stumbling block in India-China relations as the controversial $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a project under the BRI – has been listed as its “flagship project”.

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC is a network of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction in Pakistan, Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir that will connect China’s Xinjiang province with Balochistan’s Gwadar port.

India has objected to the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which India maintains is part of Jammu and Kashmir, its…

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