The project was born in 2013 in Kazakhstan. Xi Jinping, China’s president, who was on a state visit to Astana, gave a lecture in which he proposed to create a “Silk Road Economic Belt,” in the spirit of the old trade route that crossed the Eurasian supercontinent 20 centuries ago. To an audience of students who looked only mildly interested, Xi promised “win-win” outcomes in trade operations based on “mutual trust”. He promised that China would never intervene in the internal affairs of the participating countries nor seek leadership in regional affairs. Fast forward six years. Today, the “One Belt, One Road” (Yidai, Yilu) project goes under the more investor-friendly name of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and has 124 countries and 29 international organisations participating. The latest to sign preliminary agreements include G-7 member, Italy, and EU core member state Luxembourg. Thousands of infrastructure projects are … [Read more...] about How scary is the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative?
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Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed on Friday that his government is considering a bilateral agreement with China in the context of the One Belt, One Road initiative (BRI). Prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s visit to Italy on 22-24 March, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed that his government is considering a bilateral agreement with China in the context of the One Belt, One Road initiative. with the objective of signing a Memorandum of Understanding that anchors Italy to the BRI project. “With all due caution, I think it can be an opportunity for our country,” Conte said. The Italian commitment comes with a promise of billions in investment while Italy is officially in recession. Conte made his comments from the northern Italian city of Genoa, which for centuries has been at the heart of Italy’s global connectivity. Connectivity is the stated objected of the One Belt, One Road project, which Beijing … [Read more...] about Italy becomes first G7 member to consider joining China’s One Belt, One Road project
Murders, rapists, paedophiles and international drug smugglers were among the criminals jailed across Merseyside this year. In many cases, their victims showed tremendous courage in facing their tormentors in court or fighting back against the thugs who targeted them. Officers have spent months and in some cases years working tirelessly to bring these callous criminals to justice for their horrific crimes. Below are all the details about 500 of the men and women put behind bars in 2018. January Ryan Lacey Doorman Lacey was caught up in a mass brawl after a contingent of Eintracht Frankfurt fans travelled to Liverpool to “participate in violence”, on November 22, 2017. After trying to defend a colleague, Lacey was filmed “body-slamming” a local man, Damion Tucker, who was mistaken for one of the German group, before stamping on the head of Jan Richter-Gemer. Mr Richter-Gemer, 25, spent weeks in Aintree Hospital where he required intensive treatment for multiple … [Read more...] about 500 people locked up in Merseyside in 2018
An article, entitled China-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Ukraine: prospects for cooperation under the 'One Belt, One Way' project, was published on the website of the Harvard Black Sea Security Program. The article reads as follows. An increasing number of politicians and experts have recently recognized that the processes of global geopolitical transformation should have specific trends that unite them. So far, the tendency towards controlled chaos prevails. Against this background, the creation of a new world order is the main task for political leaders. Therefore, any forms of manifestation of political wisdom and constructivism are perceived as an opportunity to save all of humanity. Back in 1994, the former President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, speaking at the 49th session of the UN General Assembly, noted that serious changes were taking place in the system of international relations. It becomes necessary to create an 'equal world order'. Developing thoughts, the then head of the … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionChina-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Ukraine: prospects for cooperation under the ‘One Belt, One Way’ project
He also noted that Central Eastern Europe (CEE) countries' common-sense economic and social policies helped preserve "national, political, and cultural identity even under the pressure of massive illegal migration". Hungary acquired a growth rate twice the rate of continental Europe, Orban stated, adding that the region "will become the source of the future development". © Sputnik / Alexei DruzhininOrban: Hungary, Russia Agreed on Russian Gas Supplies for 2020 (VIDEO)He said that China helped CEE countries realize these developments via the "16+1 China-Central European Cooperation format", which has gained prominence "even from the perspective of the giants". "Hungary has always been a supporter of [possibly] the most free and fair global trade network and we have always been a supporter of Euro-Asian cooperation," Prime Minister Orban told Chinese president Xi Jinping, adding that his nation … [Read more...] about Hungarian PM Orban Pledges Support to China’s Silk Road