Rappler's latest stories on Belt and Road initiative
'If there is any silver lining to this tragedy, it is perhaps that it has happened today rather than later, when the Belt-and-Road Initiative might well have even more fatal consequences'
China's Belt and Road Initiative also faces criticism for swaddling poor nations with crippling debt and for being too opaque
The Belt and Road Initiative is the ultimate example of 'gigantism' and it is inviting a transborder ecological and social disaster
The World Bank says China's Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to boost trade and investment, but only if China and other nations make policy reforms
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges 'clean and green development' and financial sustainability under the Belt and Road Initiative, but critics remain wary
In a speech kicking off a Belt and Road Initiative summit, Xi Jinping also offers soothing remarks to the US over subsidies, the yuan, and trade as the two sides head into fresh high-level talks next week
Incumbent President Joko Widodo still pushes for Chinese investment, while his opponent Prabowo Subianto wants to review their deals with the Asian economic giant
Italy has rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping, who will on March 23 sign a memorandum of understanding for Rome to join the $1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative
The agreement states that Belt and Road Initiative projects must have the 'strictest respect for national laws' and that there should be 'complete transparency'
Xi offers the funding at the start of a two-day China-Africa summit that focused on his cherished Belt and Road initiative. The money – to be spent over the next 3 years – comes on top of $60 billion Beijing offered in 2015.
Recent analyses make the case for why ASEAN's 10 member countries need to work on deepening trade and investment ties among themselves
The US-led global order that fostered stability and globalization is crumbling and ASEAN economies will have to be linked closer than ever to thrive in the uncertain new world
For China the two lane thoroughfare symbolizes a blossoming partnership but for many Pakistani businessmen living and working on the Chinese side of the border the road is a one way street
It s no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin But Duterte s friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea
Leaders who participated in China s Belt and Road Forum lay down cooperation principles for the Belt and Road Initiative
The Philippine leader gives the assurance to Filipinos amid concerns that loans from China for his ambitious infrastructure program may turn the country into a debt slave of the regional giant
Duterte and Xi also witness the signing of 3 MOUs on human resource development energy and communications
The Philippine leader introduces his administration s ambitious infrastructure plan and stresses the need to fight illegal drugs
At the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing Duterte envoy Jose de Venecia Jr suggests turning the South China Sea into a zone of friendship
UPDATED Xi pitches for win win cooperation and partnerships with no confrontation as he opens the two day Belt and Road Forum
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives in China for a two day forum on Chinese President Xi Jinping s signature foreign policy program
The two day forum in Beijing is an opportunity for China to explain to other countries its grand vision to revive and expand the Silk Road trade routes and help fund developing countries infrastructure projects to boot
UPDATED The Philippine President will get to see his idol Russian President Vladimir Putin again and will give a speech about his country s experience with China
China has the world s largest high speed railway network The Philippines meanwhile is hoping to get aid to boost its infrastructure
For China President Duterte s presence in their high profile forum means the Philippines is back in its sphere of influence
The forum will promote President Xi Jinping s One Belt One Road Initiative OBOR a massive Chinese bankrolled infrastructure project to link the country with Africa Asia and Europe
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017 in Cambodia meet with Filipinos in Hong Kong and join the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing
The Asian powerhouse expresses optimism over the Philippines participation in the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative
The Philippine President s attendance to the Silk Road Initative summit in May will be his second visit to China
The unwieldy Philippine President heads to China s capital on Tuesday October 18 Will his visit yield gifts from an old friend a victory against a foe or a deal with the devil?