China, whose economy in recent years is one of the most dynamic, does not intend to rest on our laurels and developing highly ambitious projects. Among these no doubt include the “New silk road”, a concept which the Chinese leader XI Jinping in March 2015 was formulated as the “one belt and one road”.
The project has two elements: one is the land route from China to Europe via Asia — the economic belt of the silk road and other sea route reaching from China to Europe through India and Africa, vol. The Maritime Silk Road.
The project is truly Grand. He suggests investing up to $ 5 trillion in infrastructure over the next five years in 65 countries on these routes.
Specific programmes for implementing the project yet, but he has already received the support of many countries. So, the Asian Bank for infrastructure and investment has pledged 269 billion dollars for the project. Even the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe expressed support at a recent G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
Speaking at a forum in Beijing in may this year, XI Jinping has explained the purpose of the project: “In the framework of the initiative “One belt and one road” we have to focus on the fundamental question of development, to develop the growth potential of different countries and to achieve economic integration, the interrelated development and the benefit of all.”
However, it is not looking at this in the United States. According to Washington, the project “silk road” is Beijing’s attempt to build its own economic order to bypass international rules. This was stated by U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, speaking at the Atlantic Council in Washington.
No specific examples of violations of international rules by the China Secretary of state has not cited, and it suggests that in fact Washington is not concerned about compliance, and the loss of its leading position in the global economy.
But it already seems to be not a headache of China that is configured very strongly. And it is unlikely that the position of Washington will be able to change something in the politics of Beijing. And not only Beijing.
On the world stage there are new strong players, and the United States will have to deal with it whether they want it or not. The days when decisions made in the White house, no one could challenge, gone.