Chinese alternative to New Silk Road bypasses Russia


China has launched an alternative “New Silk Road” transport corridor to Europe. Despite the declared warm friendship with Moscow, Beijing chose a southern direction, bypassing the territory of Russia. What will our country lose without Chinese transit, and is it worth worrying about this?


If you look at the map, it becomes obvious that Kazakhstan, Belarus and the Russian territory together are the shortest distance for the delivery of goods from China to the European market. It comes out twice as fast as via the Suez Canal. So the idea of ​​the “New Silk Road”, which should connect the East and the West, appeared. This may be the largest infrastructure project in the world, and transit countries should not remain on the loser.

However, the Chinese never strive to put all their eggs in one basket. Last October, a bypass transport corridor, called Medium, was launched. Its other name is “Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” (TMTM). All the same Kazakhstan is participating in the project, as well as Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The container service Nomad Express, the Austrian railway operator ÖBB Rail Cargo and the Dutch logistics center Venlo have already joined the transportation service. For Turkish, Georgian and Azerbaijani goods transported in the direction of China, a reduction factor is established.
Austrian Transport Minister Andreas Reichhardt said:

We expect that within a short period the indicated route will be very effective in terms of terms and volumes of cargo transshipment.


There is no Russia in this project. It turns out that our country is no longer very interested in Beijing as a transit country, but did we miss an interesting opportunity that grabbed the southerners?

The question is not entirely clear. On the one hand, participation in transit schemes seems to be beneficial. On the other hand, the devil is always in the details. HSE Professor Alexei Maslov talks about the features of the Chinese approach:

China has constantly insisted that it should control the movement of its goods through the traffic flow. This is done either through the purchase or creation of a managing Chinese company, or the allocation of loans for construction, here there are several schemes that China uses.


According to the professor, the highway, for example, between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, already belongs to China. On similar conditions, Beijing was ready to invest in expanding our Trans-Siberian Railway, but Moscow did not go for it. Perhaps she did the right thing.

For example, Kenya fell into a Chinese debt trap. For Chinese loans, mainly by Chinese workers, this African country cut off the modern railway to the large port of Mombasa. The total project cost is estimated at 6-7 billion dollars. Everything seems to be great, here they are, the notorious foreign investments, infrastructure modernization and other joys.

But soon naive Kenyans will have to get acquainted with the reverse side of capitalism. A multi-billion dollar loan will have to be repaid in 5 years. The chances that this will be done are very small. And then the following happens. African Stand Agency reports:

China may gain control over the assets of the KPA Kenya Port Authority, including the port of Mombasa, if the Kenyan state railway corporation KRC does not fulfill its debt obligations to SGR Export-Import Bank of China.


In recent years, China has taken the Hambantota port from Sri Lanka and the capital's international airport near Zambia in the same way. So, maybe, well, this, this China, with its infrastructure projects?
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  1. Sergey39 Offline
    Sergey39 (Sergei) 1 December 2019 14: 05
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    Right. Transport routes must be created by ourselves. We are not Kenya. And there will be ways - the Chinese themselves will come running, but on our terms. Putin needs to shake our financial "elite."
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 1 December 2019 14: 24
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      Quote: Sergey39
      We are not Kenya.

      Exactly.
      In Kenya, 100% of the territory is suitable for households. human activities, and in Russia only 15%.
      To build a piece of iron through the taiga by permafrost and swamps, none of the foreigners wants to.
      And to build by ourselves, it will never pay off.
      So the government is rushing between bad and very bad decisions.

      Quote: Sergey39
      the Chinese themselves will come running, but on our terms

      No one will ever come to you, and even on your own terms.
      History could already teach at least that.

      Quote: Sergey39
      Putin needs to shake our financial "elite."

      Yes, expropriate the expropriators (rob, if in plain language).
      1. Nick Offline
        Nick (Nikolai) 1 December 2019 16: 26
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        Quote: Ravshan
        Yes, expropriate the expropriators (rob, if in plain language). This is the secret dream of all cotton wool.

        I don’t know what you call cotton, but according to classical terminology, these representatives of society are called the lumpen proletariat, or the declassified element. Marginals too.
      2. S.V.YU Offline
        S.V.YU 3 December 2019 10: 43
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        Yes, your tribesmen come running!
      3. A.Lex Offline
        A.Lex (Secret information) 3 December 2019 22: 21
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        For Svidomo (which mimics the s / a-go-goster) - you have almost adopted the law of the earth, which means that 72% of your agricultural. the lands will be put under the hammer ... You have become POOR so poor that you have ONLY the land left for settlement with creditors! The very land on which you grow bread ... What will you live on when the land under your houses is sold? And here we are, the Chinese did not sell land under the roads that they wanted to build with us ... And they will take your land (through intermediaries) for a penny ... WHERE WILL YOU GO WHEN YOU WILL BE EXTENDED? Ahhh ... I see - for that and for the "bisvis" you fought to sell off all the land, to exhaust the dirty SS men ... That's all your gidnost ...
        Lord And these were our brothers in faith ??? Nightmare...
    2. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) 1 December 2019 16: 22
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      Quote: Sergey39
      Right. Transport routes must be created by ourselves. We are not Kenya. And there will be ways - the Chinese themselves will come running, but on our terms. Putin needs to shake our financial "elite."

      You should not shake someone, except for state "bins". Which year the budget is in surplus. For free money, we buy only gold as much as 200 tons annually. Moreover, we are expelled to the Stabilization Fund, to the NWF too ... Only D. A. Medvedev does not know about this. He has "no money."
    3. Alf Offline
      Alf (Vasiliy) 1 December 2019 21: 53
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      Quote: Sergey39
      Putin needs to shake our financial "elite."

      Friends shake? Do not encroach on the holy.
    4. alexneg13 Offline
      alexneg13 (Alexander) 2 December 2019 01: 29
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      Probably, after the roads (this year a lot has been done in this regard), they will also take up the Trans-Siberian Railway. This is the first time I have seen such large-scale shifts in roads, at the same time in all settlements, and they can, if you shake and introduce correct reporting, i.e. responsibility. So, we almost managed the roads, it remains to deal with the second disaster. Get rid of the Liberdum fools in government. Now BAM is accelerating to normal. And China is on its own mind and should not give in to its tricks. Cunning is not a sign of the mind, but a lack of conscience. And the concept of "conscience" is only among Russians and Japanese.
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 December 2019 09: 59
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        They all told you on Channel 1? Or on RenTV?
        1. alexneg13 Offline
          alexneg13 (Alexander) 4 December 2019 02: 26
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          I ride these roads every day and have something to compare. And didn’t they tell you in the training manual about this? What was the state program for tidying up secondary roads in small towns and cities in Russia this year?
          1. Arkharov Offline
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 4 December 2019 07: 32
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            State programs with us. fortunately richly. There is, for example, "May decrees".
            1. alexneg13 Offline
              alexneg13 (Alexander) 5 December 2019 01: 40
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              This year, in almost all settlements of the Belgorod region, completely asphalt pavement has been replaced, and over the past summer. Therefore, change the American training manual - this does not work anymore. Think back to October 1917.
    5. S.V.YU Offline
      S.V.YU 3 December 2019 10: 42
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      His gut is thin shake! He is dependent on this "elite" with giblets!
  2. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 1 December 2019 17: 19
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    Chinese alternative to New Silk Road bypasses Russia

    Personally, I believe that the Russian Orthodox Church should serve a prayer service and glorify the Lord, that he took the Antichrist away from Russian land ...
    - But, on this, all the problems of Russia with China are not lost ... -the entire danger of Russia from China is yet to come ...
    1. Igor Pavlovich Offline
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 1 December 2019 18: 27
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      Yes, yes, and also hold a procession along the route of the New Silk Road ...
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 December 2019 10: 01
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        And "reduced to normal BAM" would not be forgotten.
    2. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 December 2019 10: 00
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      And from above at the same time launch AN-3 with networks ...
  3. Screw Offline
    Screw (Gennady) 2 December 2019 14: 37
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    China: our profit, your risks. Nihao? - Bukhao!
  4. Ehanatone Offline
    Ehanatone 2 December 2019 23: 49
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    It has been said more than once or twice that China, like the USA, recognizes only force, including legal ...
    Now we don’t have any more or less knowledge about what is happening inside China, what, where, who, how, and without this, pursuing any policy is sooo difficult, including trade ...
  5. Warrior Offline
    Warrior 3 December 2019 07: 37
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    Do not worry, Putin will defeat everyone.
    Thanks to Putin, Russia is becoming a great transport power and China and Europe will pay for it.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 December 2019 10: 02
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      And how is it becoming? Tell me please?
  6. Anchonsha Offline
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 3 December 2019 09: 13
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    Well, with China you need to be smart, do the same as the Chinese themselves - do not put eggs in one basket. Because we are in the West, and in the East, and in Latin America. And you need to cooperate with China, it is already a strong economy and will continue to grow, thanks to the Chinese businessmen and devoted to their country. We have many critters, even those who were in power in the Duma, you suddenly learn about their other citizenship. And China will not create transport corridors for us. It is beneficial for China to make corridors everywhere, including the use of our lands, if it is beneficial.
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 3 December 2019 17: 27
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      Quote: Anchonsha
      And you need to cooperate with China, this is already a strong economy.

      The strongest economy in the world is the US economy.

      Quote: Anchonsha
      and will continue to grow, thanks to the Chinese businessmen and devoted to their country.

      It is doubtful in the near future.
      In 2018, it collapsed by almost a quarter. And in 2019, this process will continue.

      Quote: Anchonsha
      We have many critters, even those who were in power in the Duma, you suddenly learn about their other citizenship.

      And so what? Do they stop being citizens of Russia after that? Renounce Russian citizenship?
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  7. Andrey Shabashov (Andrey Shabashov) 3 December 2019 12: 35
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    Be friends with the Chinese, keep your ax in your bosom !!!
  8. alexneg13 Offline
    alexneg13 (Alexander) 7 December 2019 12: 56
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    Quote: Ravshan
    The strongest economy in the world is the US economy.

    Well, if we remove the service item from the calculation of US GDP, then it turns out not quite the strongest.
    The United States are still those cheaters ...