China’s New Silk Road … Opportunities abound!
There is also much room for trans-border bilateral and joint-cooperation in various fields and sectors - education, medical research, tourism and cultural promotion, technology and industries, digital economy, just to name a few - for mutual benefits.
The effort is to leverage on each others strengths for the greater benefit of Asean’s 650 million populace.
This blog will strive to deliver as much information as possible and as fast as possible to educate and alert the populace of the silk route opportunities that are available.
It will also provide content space for NGO to NGO (non-governmental organisation) initiatives or efforts in socio-cultural and economic trans-border activities and initiatives.
China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative’s development strategy and framework was mooted by Chinese paramount leader Xi Jinping.
OBOR focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries between the People's Republic of China and the rest of Eurasia, comprising the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and oceangoing "Maritime Silk Road" (MSR).
The strategy is China’s latest push to seize a bigger role in global affairs, and its need for priority capacity cooperation in areas such as steel manufacturing.
It was unveiled in September and October 2013 in announcements revealing the SREB and MSR, respectively. It was also promoted by Premier Li Keqiang during the State visit in Asia and Europe.
And Malaysia’s proposed RM55 billion East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) is in line to facilitate and drive trade with OBOR.
ECRL is thus set to be OBOR’s rail connectivity not only from Malaysia but also Singapore.
Among the possible joint-ventures (JVs)’ sector opportunities include Energy and Chemical Industry, Modern Manufacturing Industry, Aerospace Industry, Electronic Industry, Modern Agriculture and Culture and Tourism.
We also believe that OBOR will provide the impetus for the evolution and physical realisation of what we call the Sino-Dream In The Asean Silk Road Quest.
And we are using the term ‘Sino-Dream’ because the initiative or efforts cover ethnic Chinese from all countries, not only China.
China is going all-out to boost trans-border OBOR socio-cultural and economic activities and you can be rest assured that I Love Malaysia-China Silk Road will keep you updated and alert on the vast activities and opportunities that abound.
We wish you happy reading and all the best!