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Beijing played the perfect host to the first Belt and Road Forum in the month of May.  What was termed as the biggest diplomatic event hosted by China in recent times, some one thousand five hundred officials...
Melbourne has bagged the tag of ‘most livable city’ in many indexes over the years. In a wide-ranging conversation with OBOR editorial team, Kevin Louey, Councillor, Prosperous City & Deputy Chair of the Arts, Culture and Heritage,...
Touted to rival New York’s hugely popular High Line Park, ‘Seoullo 7017’ Park is a testimony to the fact that South Korea believes in reducing its carbon footprint. 7017 number comes from two distinct years- 1970 and 2017. The former...
As the number of city dwellers spiral, the eternal struggle to balance growth and quality of life is becoming bigger by the day. The basic problems, barring specific geographical and political conditions of individual cities, are almost...
Winners of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation pose for a group photo at the award ceremony. The winning cities were Songpa-gu (South Korea), Qalyubeya (Egypt), Copenhagen (Denmark), La Paz (Bolivia) and Boston (US)
This year’s edition, which ran under the theme “practical steps towards a sustainable future,” was the first global gathering dedicated to sustainability since the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 2016
The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative of China, also known as the Belt and Road (B&R), is an ambitious and visionary approach to revitalize ancient trade routes, give them a retouch with modern infrastructure and technological interventions, and...
Guangzhou in Guangdong province is China’s third largest city after Beijing and Shanghai. Located on the Pearl River, the City served as a major terminus of the Maritime Silk Route and has emerged as a crucial transportation hub in...
Xi’an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province in central China, is one of four ancient capitals that served as the stronghold for various imperial dynasties. Known as Chang’an until the Ming Dynasty, Xi’an is well-known as the start of...
Sister Cities In an effort to bring citizen diplomacy and improve cultural ties around the globe, Guangzhou has signed sister city agreements with following foreign cities. 1. Japan Fukuoka, Japan 2. Los Angeles, United States 3. Manila, Philippines 4. Vancouver, Canada 5. Sydney, Australia 6. Bari,...