The into main two lines, which are Beijing –

The Silk Road
Economic Belt and The 21st – century Maritime Silk Road are subdivided into following
six economic corridors, which are proposed as the framework of the OBOR
initiative (See Appendix B). 1) the New Eurasian Land Bridge also well – known
as “Second or New Eurasian Continental Bridge”, 
which starts its way from Lianyungang in Jiangsu province, all the way
to Rotterdam in Western Europe (One Belt, One Road, p.9). It is considered to
be faster than shipping and comparatively cheaper than using air routes, it
passes the territories of 7 provinces within China and reaches its final destination
via three railways. 2) The China – Mongolia – Russia Corridor comprises of
modern high-speed rail and highways and separated into main two lines, which
are Beijing – Tianjin – Hebei to Russia (via Hohhot, Inner Mongolia) and Dalian
to Chita in Russia (via Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, Manzhouli and Inner
Mongolia) (One Road, One Belt, p.9).  Major
cities across China including Guangzhou, Shenyang, Suzhou and Tianjin with
international destinations are already linked through functioning international
freight trains. 3) The China – Central Asia – West Asia Corridor runs from
China through Alashankou  joining to the
railway networks of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) and Western Asia before arriving at the Arabian
Peninsula, Mediterranean coats, Turkey and Iran ( Mcfadden, 2016, p.4). It
is worth to mention that this way will crucial gateway for transporting oil and
natural gas. 4) The China – Indochina Peninsula Corridor is aimed to connect “the
Pearl River Delta Economic Circle (around Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shenzhen)
with the South-East Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and
Vietnam” (One Belt, One Road, p. 10). Besides, modern high speed railways and
highways will operate from the South China to Singapore through Vietnam. 5) The
Bangladesh – China – India – Myanmar economic corridor will adjoin East Asia
with South Asia (China – India). The role of India as a significant trade
partner for China is undoubted, thus collective efforts in enhancement of this
corridor, and railway construction, industrial cooperation and professional
training services are expected to be performed. Last, but not least, 6) The
China – Pakistan Corridor will be devoted to link ” Kashgar in Xinjiang with
the deep-sea port of Gwadar in Pakistan, this corridor could afford China a
shortcut to the Middle East and Africa via Dubai and Oman, bypassing the Strait
of Malacca” (One Belt, One Road, p. 14).