8 March 2016
ONE BELT ONE ROAD
By BDO Singapore
“This initiative will directly affect 4.4 billion people with a collective GDP of US$2 trillion once completed.”
The “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative was announced by President Xi Jinping of China in 2013. This initiative was brought forth during his visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in 2013, when he formally announced the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives. This subsequently became a vital foreign policy for China in many aspects, mainly with the intention of promoting economic cooperation amongst countries along the “Belt” and “Road” routes.
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