The One-Belt One-Road initiative has significantly come up with the manifold opportunities enabling China to connect with the rest of the region through the railway and road networks. Particularly, in the aftermath of lifting sanctions from Iran, the cargo train started the ride to transport the business good from the Yiwu town of eastern China and arrived in Tehran on the 15 February 2016.

The newly inaugurated “One Belt, One Road” initiative had its first trip with a shipment arriving in Tehran from China . China has undertaken the endeavor to revive the ancient trade network that once helped connect the Orient with Europe.

Historically, the Silk Road was established during the Han dynasty, between 206 B.C and 220 A.D., after the long Chinese exploration of Southern and Western Asia which had started at least two thousand years before.

On February 7, 2016 (Juche 105), the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orbited an earth observation satellite called Kwangmyonsong-4. This launch is part of the North Korea’s five-year plan for aerospace development – a project to which the North Korean leader attaches great relevance.

The world of globalization has brought enormous veiled opportunities and challenges for the each of the developed, developing and under developed nation in the world. The economic sustenance is the only guarantee of the national prestige in the contemporary inter-state interactions and fundamentally a means of the nation’s survival.

The fight against corruption, officially launched six months ago by President Xi Jinping in all the Chinese government’s and Party’s apparata is a strategic and geopolitical fact of extraordinary importance.

In 1980, on the eve of the final decline of the Soviet-style centralized economies, North Korea - officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - defaulted on almost all its foreign debt, except for Japan’s.

Even in situations where diplomatic negotiations over the North Korean nuclear weapons program are handled in a largely bilateral level, there is still often an element of multilateralism, as exemplified by the late Ambassador Bosworth's briefing to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov regarding DPRK-US bilateral talks in 2009. Now, once again, Russia has received a challenge and an opportunity not only for its diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, but for its broader relations with other states in Northeast Asia and, in particular, the United States.

Klaouzevits, had warned us almost two centuries ago, war is a chameleon, it changes its form constantly, hiding his phase and transforming from one type to another.

China is one of the major global powers in the world, and its economy is the second largest next to the US. However, its reactions in thrusting the external actors away from the South China and East China Seas exposes the insecure nature of the Chinese.

Page 6 of 10

ABOUT MD

Modern Diplomacy is an invaluable platform for assessing and evaluating complex international issues that are often outside the boundaries of mainstream Western media and academia. We provide impartial and unbiased qualitative analysis in the form of political commentary, policy inquiry, in-depth interviews, special reports, and commissioned research.

 

MD Newsletter

 
Top