The Belt and Road Initiative (New Silk Road) is already having a huge impact. From Clarmond Wealth Limited via zerohedge.com:
I arrived in Karachi at 5.30am this morning on the direct PIA flight from Heathrow. The city of 26 million people had not yet woken up and I made it to the Sind Club in under 20 minutes. But as I write this now I can hear the horn-filled throb of city life on all four sides of the Club walls; this city pulsates with growth.
If you click on the map I attach here you will see one of the main reasons – the Chinese Economic Corridors – otherwise know as ‘One Belt…One Road’. Pakistan lies directly on one of these routes, but look at this map carefully as it will change our world and world order, wherever we live.
Lets look a some facts on ‘One Belt…One Road’:
- It connects 65 countries and 4.4 billion people.
- In 2016 Chinese companies signed 8,158 contracts in 61 countries worth $150b.
- In 2016 China’s trade with the One Belt…One Road countries reached $953b.