Arbitration in Asia: One Belt, One Road

    View Author March 2018

    Announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, a new double trade and investment corridor is opening channels between China and more than 60 markets, ranging across Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) is laying the foundations for a series of massive infrastructure projects, ranging from high-speed railways to ports and airports, bringing them into China’s economic orbit. The land (Belt) and maritime routes (Road) encompass China’s most ambitious economic diplomacy project, with comparisons being drawn to the European Recovery Plan which helped rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II.