Frictions on the new silk road
Date of Issue2017-01-25
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The fanfare surrounding the pioneering China-Europe container express train that completed a one-way journey between 1-18 January 2017 is only partially warranted. Frictions abound over issues of inter-operability of railway gauges and the diplomacy of connectivity as China pushes ahead with its massive One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative.
Country and Region Studies
RSIS Commentaries, 020-17
Nanyang Technological University