The shadow of a participant is seen on a map illustrating China’s “One Belt, One Road” at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong in January last year. Photo: Reuters

Comment: Time for China to come clean on its goals for ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

Ankit Panda says questions regarding how Beijing will measure success of its massive trade and economic integration strategy must be answered at upcoming summit

Topic |   Belt and Road: 2017 Forum

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The shadow of a participant is seen on a map illustrating China’s “One Belt, One Road” at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong in January last year. Photo: Reuters
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.