May 15 (Reuters) - Leaders of 29 nations and senior officials from many more gathered in Beijing on May 14-15 for a summit dedicated to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, a modern-day “Silk Road” designed to link China with the rest of Asia, Europe and Africa.
For a graphic of the main routes under construction or consideration: tmsnrt.rs/2njAVmw
For more on the project, see below:
LATEST NEWS China’s new Silk Road promises trade and riches Pakistan signs $500 mln in deals at Silk Road meet AIIB signs up seven new members ahead of summit India cool on Beijing summit amid Silk Road unease Belt and Road investments $60 bln since 2013 Ambition v reality as China hosts Silk Road summit Pakistan’s repayments to peak around $5 bln a year China says Silk Road is not tied to presidency For Chinese city, new Silk Road leaves old problems China says N. Korea sending delegation to summit China stresses security needs for new Silk Road China to let firms tap stock market for Silk Road China’s Silk Road push may founder on Mekong row China may scrap Myanmar dam to push other plans Sri Lanka wants to cut China stake in port deal
EXCLUSIVES, ANALYSES AND INSIGHTS Spare jackets, no questions for Xi at summit Behind Silk Road vision: cheap funds, growing risk EXCLUSIVE-US complains to China about N. Korea For Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse EXCLUSIVE-China seeks 85 pct stake in Myanmar port EXCLUSIVE-China to cement credentials at summit ANALYSIS-Security firms compete on China Silk Road Some Pakistani power firms stuck in slow lane EXCLUSIVE-China project in Sri Lanka delayed INSIGHT-Silk Road stirs protests in Sri Lanka (Compiled by Mike Collett-White)