Tag Archives: OBOR

The Benefits and Obstacles Facing Possible Chinese Accession to the ECT

By Lina Nagell Abstract This paper addresses two main questions. The first asks what the benefits to China are in joining the ECT, the second whether the One Belt, One Road Initiative will accelerate the country’s accession to the treaty. The paper finds that the main benefits facing Chinese accession to the ECT are: (1) […]

The Silk Road Initiative: Leading China Towards Energy Charter Treaty Membership?

by Lina Nagell In an effort to diversify trade routes and sustain growth rates, the Chinese government presented the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013. One of the major challenges facing the ambitious project, stretching from China to Europe, Africa and Latin America, is long-term cooperation with countries bordering the route and security of investments […]