One Belt One Road

Buzzwords from China’s NPC, CPPCC from A-Z

The plenary sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the national committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), popularly known as the “two sessions”, will kick off this week on Thursday morning in Beijing. Here are some of the buzzwords and hot […]


What is the One Belt One Road initiative?

The Silk Road is the oldest overland trade route in the world, dating back to 5oo B.C. Chinese President Xi Jinping is bringing it to the 20th century in the form of the One Belt One Road Initiative which will begin in Xi’an, China. So what is […]


Khorgas: From border town to rising trade center

Khorgas is China’s youngest city. It was officially established in 2014, after President Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative. Since then, the city has seen the emergence of unprecedented opportunities, both for locals and migrants from China’s eastern provinces, looking to strike […]