• Azra Firdous
  • Prof. Dr Syed Salahuddin Ahmad


OBOR, Silk Road, Trading Routes, Cultural Exchange, China, Pakistan, CPEC


The purpose of this research is to highlight the Chinese multidimensional One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) Initiative. Therefore discussion on its economic, social & political dimensions is pertinent. Challenges that OBOR will face domestically and on international level have been discussed. This mega initiative that has six corridors was revealed by the China’s President Xi Jinping in 2013. It is generally believed that OBOR is the revival of ancient Silk Routes. CPEC is one of the six corridors of OBOR. Since CPEC is directly connected with China and Pakistan, both will reap the benefits of OBOR. The cultural and historical background of the ancient Silk Road with old civilization has been briefly focused. In the political dimension and scope China has tried to establish brotherly relations with its neighbors, European States and African States. This article has highlighted China’s intention for the regional integration through OBOR. A detailed analysis of all corridors of OBOR is the main research problem. The qualitative research method on the topic was adopted by reviewing secondary literature available. The content analysis has been given primal importance because significant theoretical portion of this research has been taken from books, online and printed journals, web resources, and newspapers, through media channels and seminars. OBOR is being viewed as China’s grand ambition to dominate Asia though mainly it is trade and economic integration but political and security challenges have strong implications.

Author Biographies

Azra Firdous

Azra Firdous is currently working as the Advocate at Sindh Bar Council. She is pursuing her PhD from Greenwich University, Karachi, Pakistan. Her email address is scorpius49@gmail.com

Prof. Dr Syed Salahuddin Ahmad

professor dr. Salahuddin ahmed is a distinguished and eminent research Professor of International Relations. He is currently working as Professor, Department of Humanities, Greenwich University Karachi. He can be contacted via email at ahmedsyedsalahuddin@gmail.com


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