One Belt, One Road

He added that the next step is to seek deeper and broader cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative framework, and that China hopes the initiative will boost economic growth for participating countries and intensify people-to-people bonds.

Participation in the initiative enables Bangladesh to expedite its connectivity vision in order to realize its sub-regional development aspirations, Gowher said.

China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost global development since Mr Xi unveiled the plan in 2013.

As China endeavors to push the One Belt One Road initiative off the drawing board and into reality President Xi made it clear all nations -in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas are welcome.

Some of China's most reliable allies and partners are at the forum, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The China Development Bank alone has earmarked $890 billion for some 900 projects.

China will launch 100 "happy home" projects, 100 poverty alleviation projects and 100 health care and rehabilitation projects in countries along the Belt and Road.

Still, since Mr Trump's election, the United States, which has previously not got involved in most of China's economic initiatives, has changed its stand in an attempt to help American companies win business overseas.

Named after the ancient Silk Road, the Belt and Road, or the One Belt, One Road initiative, was proposed by Xi in 2013 to chart out new territories for worldwide cooperation.

"The China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China will set up special lending plans respectively worth 250 billion yuan and 130 billion yuan to support Belt and Road cooperation on infrastructure, industrial capacity and financing", Xi told more than 1,500 people in the audience at the China National Convention Center in Beijing Olympic Park.

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"In advancing the Belt and Road, we will not retread the old path of games between foes".

Central to the project in Pakistan is the renovation of the 487-kilometre Karakoram Highway, which is part of China's only land passage to the Middle East. "Instead we will create a new model of cooperation and mutual benefit", Mr Xi said.

The initiative, which is Mr Xi's signature foreign policy, spans some 65 countries representing 60 per cent of the world population and around a third of global gross domestic product.

Some Belt and Road projects are already raising concerns in certain countries.

The project - where Kenya is seeking partnership with the private sector to build a highway, an oil pipeline, a railway line and a sea port at Lamu connecting South Sudan and Ethiopia, - is created to link up with another corridor from West Africa.

Gowher Rizvi, an adviser to the Bangladesh prime minister on global affairs, said recently that China has been immensely supporting Bangladesh in its economic development.

Without giving consideration to real fruits that the project will accrue, the high ranking intelligence official has definitely based his argument on the assumption that increased connectivity in the region through development of road and rail links will provide an easy access to terrorist groups to move freely far and wide and hit desired targets.

"This is a continuation of Chinese non-interference", Economist Suman Bery said.

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