China has started to work on the
establishment of connecting the concept of ancient Silk-Road through the 'Silk
Road Economic Belt', and through the 'One Belt - One Road' program to make the
regional connectivity by connecting China and the Eurasian countries.
These belt would comprise many countries
from Asia to Europe to Africa and cover almost 4 billion population.
With the Asian Century taking shape and
China taking a prominent position on the global stage, Communist Party of China
under the wise Chinese leadership headed by President Xi JinPing and Premier Li
KeQiang started promoting the Chinese concepts of connectivity themes of Peace,
Development, Cooperation and mutual Benefit. China's peaceful rise and the
regional development program of China under the umbrella of OBOR would bring
Peace and Stability to the entire regions.
The Communist Party of China, the Chinese
leadership and the Chinese media have all been stressing their initiative of
jointly building both the programs of OBOR namely: the 'Silk Road Economic
Belt' and 'Maritime Silk Road', which have so far attracted close attention
from all over the developing world. With the weak economic situation othervise
(prior to 2013), Chinese leaders have emphasized the need to build the Silk Road
Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road oriented towards a stronger ASEAN, Central
Asian Region CAR countries, the Russia, the Europe and Africa.
Chinese leadership believes that the
building upon their concept of 'Belt and Road' could ultimately help promote
the economic prosperity of all the countries involved along this 'Belt and
Road', and would surely enhance the regional economic cooperation, strengthen
exchanges and mutual learning between different civilizations. It is a unique
undertaking by China for a great opportunity ahead that will benefit countries
and its people around the world!
The Belt and Road Initiative, with its
kick-off after Belt Road Forum in Beijing, would enhance frequent consultations
with various countries and efforts have already started to plan the regional
coordinates and integrate these development strategies for an effective
connectivity among all the member countries along the Belt and Road.
The Chinese government has drafted and
published the Vision and Actions on OBOR with jointly Building 'Silk Road
Economic Belt' and 'Maritime Silk Road', both of which would give the boost to
the rise of China on the global stage firmly, connect Asian-European and
African countries more closely and promote mutually beneficial cooperation to a
new high and in new forms (never seen before).
Few features of OBOR which have been felt
through the promotion of "One Belt One Road" concept:
(focus of these features may create better
understanding on SREB and MSR in this article..)
1. The regional cooperation structure is to
be set up through strengthening policy communications, road connections, marine
routes, trade facilitation, currency circulation and people-to-people
2. OBOR is going to be a huge economic
opportunity for all the member countries being connected with it.
3. OBOR could solve border issues with
Russia and other countries in Central Asia. Stability in Afghanistan would also
be promoted through implementing various projects of the OBOR's SREB.
4. China is already developing its western
region so it would be easier to extend this development further to the Central
Asian countries (specially Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan) and through
Russia to Europe. Economic development of the Central Asian countries and
concerned security issues could be solved.
5. OBOR is considered to be a 憌in-win'
concept by the Chinese leadership. China wants to enhance its Trade and OBOR
would give this concept a thrust forward.
7. OBOR related countries in the EurAsian
region could create a huge market for multi-lateral trade of their products,
which could create tremendous investment environment and job opportunities for
all the people and will eventually reduce poverty in SREB region.
8. OBOR would surely forge stable and
friendly frontiers not only in the neiborhood of China, but else where
resulting in the strategic support for China's development within all member
governments and good-will among the people of the three region.
OBOR is surely a huge economic opportunity
for all countries of the entire region.