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India cool on Beijing summit as 'Silk Road' stirs unease

India cool on Beijing summit as 'Silk Road' stirs uneaseBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is likely to be represented by local embassy staff or academics this weekend at a major gathering of leaders and ministers on China’s “Silk Road” initiative, reflecting deep unease in New Delhi about the far-reaching project. India’s main objection to China’s plan to build ports, railways and power links across Asia and on to Europe is that the $ 57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key part of the plan, runs through disputed Kashmir. The broader worry for India is that the “Belt and Road” initiative involving hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming decades will cement China’s dominance over Asia, including India’s neighborhood.



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China's 'Silk Road' stirs unease over its strategic goals

China's 'Silk Road' stirs unease over its strategic goalsBEIJING (AP) — In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are under way for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic friction with India.



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For one Chinese city, new 'Silk Road' leaves old problems unsolved

For one Chinese city, new 'Silk Road' leaves old problems unsolvedBy Sue-Lin Wong HUNCHUN, China (Reuters) – In August, 2014, planners in the northeastern Chinese city of Hunchun argued in state media that it should be included in the “One Belt, One Road” project, Beijing’s vision laid out the previous year of a new Silk Road across Asia to Europe. In 2015, the official Xinhua news agency ran stories about how Hunchun was accelerating its “OBOR” plans, and early in 2016, China’s cabinet released a list of Chinese cities included in “OBOR”: Hunchun was on the map. The challenge of defining exactly what OBOR means will come to the fore later this month, when heads of state and senior officials from around the world gather in Beijing for the first major summit dedicated to the project.



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