Beijing: Beijing has dropped the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM) from the list of projects covered under its trillion-dollar connectivity Belt and Road.
For reasons immediately not known, the name of the corridor was not in the list of projects mentioned in the annex of the Joint Communique of the Leaders’ Roundtable of the second edition of the Belt and Road summit that concluded on Saturday.
India did not attend the event in protest against the project’s artery — the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — as it traverses through the disputed Kashmir held by Islamabad. Like the CPEC, BCIM is also one of the major six corridors of the Belt and Road project. It aims to connect China’s eastern city of Kunming with India’s Kolkata through Dhaka in Bangladesh and Mandalay in Myanmar.
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