How China helps developing countries reduce debt instead of increasing it

The Belt and Road, with infrastructure connectivity as its grip, is building a community of human destiny, which, in terms of its operational effects, reflects the common aspirations, experiences and common pursuits of the countries of the South. Professor Justin Yifu Lin  … Continue reading How China helps developing countries reduce debt instead of increasing it

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No to a new Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific: Solomon Islands and China

Article by Carlos Martinez The Anglo ruling classes have gone into a state of frenzy over a recently-signed security agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands. Various people who had barely heard of the Solomon Islands just a few weeks ago are now expressing grave concern that this small sovereign nation could be used as a pawn by an aggressive and expansionist China in its bid for world domination. The deal itself appears to be entirely ordinary, allowing for China to “make ship visits to, carry out logistical replenishment in, and have stopover and transition in … Continue reading No to a new Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific: Solomon Islands and China

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Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

Hanoi’s new metro system opened to the public in January this year (2022). This is Vietnam’s first urban light rail, and was built by a Chinese company under contract. The metro project is part of the Vietnam Ministry of Transport’s master plan, which aims to reduce the use of private transport and enhance the urban environment. The metro is an efficient and convenient solution to reduce road traffic, and since it is subsidized by the Vietnamese government, it is also very affordable. The Hanoi metro is a good example of China-Vietnam cooperation: built by China Railway Sixth Group, its operation is … Continue reading Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

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Will the Solomon Islands be the next victim of US power struggle?

Shared from CEN Geopolitics CHINA & SOLOMON ISLANDS SIGN SECURITY COOPERATION FRAMEWORK Background In October 2019, the Solomon Islands severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, recognized Peoples China as the sole government of China, and signed agreements to join the Belt & Road Initiative. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele, recently signed a China-Solomon Islands intergovernmental framework agreement on security cooperation. This was announced at a regular press briefing on 19 April 2022 by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin. The security cooperation with the Solomon Islands … Continue reading Will the Solomon Islands be the next victim of US power struggle?

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The Russia-China strategic partnership – Exclusive interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system

The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity. International affairs analyst … Continue reading The Russia-China strategic partnership – Exclusive interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system

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Panamanian official: Right to establish relations with Beijing

Panama’s Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes recently visited Beijing and met with China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. See our recent China Environment article. Panama cut ties with Taiwan and established diplomatic relations with Beijing five years ago, and was the first nation in Latin America to join China’s the Belt & Road Initiative. Since then, a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries have followed suit. China’s CGTN anchor Wang Guan, recently interviewed Nicole Wong, who as a lawyer, and a specialist in diplomacy and foreign policy affairs, played a fundamental role in the establishment of diplomatic relations … Continue reading Panamanian official: Right to establish relations with Beijing

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China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

Cambodia and China have agreed to continue promoting Belt & Road cooperation to build more physical infrastructure in Cambodia. The remarks were made during a phone call between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping on 18 March, 2022. In the phone talk, the two sides appreciated the past cooperation in Belt & Road construction and urged more projects such as highways, airports and special economic zones. The two leaders also plan to expand cooperation in emerging fields such as finance and the digital economy, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua. President Xi Jinping said … Continue reading China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

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Panama calls for more trade with China under BRI

Panamanian Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes expressed her will to strengthen the relationship between Panama and China during an interview with CGTN on Monday in Tunxi, east China’s Anhui Province. In November 2017, Panama became the first Latin American country to endorse BRI, five months after switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. The Panama Canal gives the country a unique position in world trade. China is the second largest user of the Panama Canal, after the United States, and the biggest exporter to the Colón Free Trade Zone. Panama’s per capita income ($15,000 in nominal terms and $25,000 in PPP … Continue reading Panama calls for more trade with China under BRI

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China’s Digital Silk Road reaches Mombasa in Kenya, East Africa

China’s information “expressway” connecting China, Europe and Africa have taken a step forward with the arrival of an undersea cable in the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (Peace) cable is part of the Digital Silk Road initiative and will also connect Pakistan, Cyprus, Egypt, France, and Malta. Peace has entered the final stage for the entire delivery and will be put into commercial use later this year, with the 15,000km project due to be completed within the next few months. “We are delighted to announce that ,” Zheng said at an event in Mombasa … Continue reading China’s Digital Silk Road reaches Mombasa in Kenya, East Africa

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Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia – Pathway to brighter future

“The Belt and Road Initiative is a public road open to all, not a private path owned by one single party.” Chinese President Xi Jinping In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed building the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which involves a land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and a sea-based 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The BRI aims to build a trade, investment, and infrastructure network connecting Asia with other parts of the world along the ancient Silk Road trade routes and beyond. Entering its ninth year of solid progress, the BRI has grown into the world’s largest international cooperation … Continue reading Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia – Pathway to brighter future

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China wants a greener BRI

An interview with Erik Solheim, president of the BRI Green Development Institute, and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme The Belt & Road Initiative has been a resounding success in less than a decade, opening maritime and continental trade routes connecting China to the rest of the world. In this video GCGTN’s The Hub‘s host Wang Guan talks to Erik Solheim, president of the BRI Green Development Institute, and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, to look at the latest measures to … Continue reading China wants a greener BRI

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China-Africa cooperation supports Africa’s transition to green energy

   As the world is grappling with climate change in consensus to move to green energy, China-Africa’s renewable energy cooperation is bearing fruits. In various parts of Africa, China-Africa cooperation brings in clean electricity to boost power supply. WIND FARMS UNINTERRUPTEDLY PROVIDE ELECTRICITY In De Aar, central South Africa, long and white blades on high towers were rotating like fans on top of the mountain. Companies formed by China’s Longyuan Power through its South African subsidiary Longyuan South Africa Renewables (Longyuan SA), which holds 60 percent of shares, and its South African partners including South African renewable energy developer Mulilo … Continue reading China-Africa cooperation supports Africa’s transition to green energy

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Tanzania-China relations ‘at best in history’ as BRI aligns with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025

On March 20, 2022, Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs Liberata Mulamula paid a visit to China via video link, during which, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held video talks with her. The two sides agreed to deepen the bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership and to further align the Belt and Road Initiative with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 and expand bilateral cooperation in agriculture, trade, investment, infrastructure and other fields. Minister Mulamula said that Tanzania-China relations are at their best in history with fruitful results in practical cooperation in various fields. Tanzania is committed to making Tanzania-China relations a benchmark … Continue reading Tanzania-China relations ‘at best in history’ as BRI aligns with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025

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US dollar reserve system begins to unravel

“By seizing several hundred billion dollars of Russia’s central bank reserves, Washington has put a question mark over the rationale for the existing financial system, and encouraged the rest of the world to ‘rethink currency reserve holdings’ – in plain English, that means to rethink the trillion dollars a year that the rest of the world lends to the United States.” Asia Times “Russia and India took a small but important step towards non-dollar trade financing and investment on March 25, when the Reserve Bank of India allowed Russia to invest the proceeds of its arms sales to India in … Continue reading US dollar reserve system begins to unravel

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US-led propaganda foments water conflict: Do “Chinese dams” threaten the Mekong River ?

The US is attempting to politicize ecological water issues in the Mekong River for the purpose of tarnishing China’s reputation via launching rhetoric battles has become more trendy. The Stimson Center, a US-backed think tank, again bashed China in February for allegedly “holding a massive amount of water” and “might need to be paid to release water for downstream communities afflicted by droughts,” marking the US’ latest efforts to sow discord in the area.  Misrepresentation and biased reports aimed at the dams China has built along the Mekong River have intensified. What’s behind it is a long-planned and extensive war … Continue reading US-led propaganda foments water conflict: Do “Chinese dams” threaten the Mekong River ?

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New freight train route: links Chongqing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

A freight train left Guoyuan Port in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Saturday for Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, marking the launch of a new freight train route between China and Vietnam. The route, part of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, is expected to further facilitate trade between western China and Southeast Asia. All the products loaded in the train – 43 containers of engines, tires, printing paper and others – were produced in Chongqing, with a total worth of more than $3.9 million. Previously, most of the goods from Chongqing and neighboring Sichuan Province to Vietnam were transported by water … Continue reading New freight train route: links Chongqing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

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Solomon Islands and China confirm discussions on possible border security deal

The Solomon Islands government has confirmed it was “diversifying the country’s security partnership including with China,” and would sign off a number of agreements with China “to further create a secure and safe environment for local and foreign investments.” The growing relationship between the Pacific Island nations and China is evident from the fact that there have already been three successful China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forums. The parties have jointly promoted numerous cooperative projects on issues such as climate change, fisheries, covid-19 assistance and other matters. In October 2021, the first China-Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers’ Meeting … Continue reading Solomon Islands and China confirm discussions on possible border security deal

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China and Vanuatu: A new era of development through the Belt and Road

Introduction China and Vanuatu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in November 2018. Vanuatu is country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, consisting of a chain of 13 principal and many smaller islands located about 800 km west of Fiji and 1,770 km east of Australia. The islands extend north-south for some 650 km in an irregular Y shape. Formerly the jointly administered Anglo-French condominium of the New Hebrides, Vanuatu achieved independence in 1980. The name Vanuatu means “Our Land Forever” in many of the locally used Melanesian languages. The capital, largest city, and commercial centre is … Continue reading China and Vanuatu: A new era of development through the Belt and Road

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Phnom Pen: China funds and builds modern hospital for Cambodia

Cambodia inaugurated a China-aided modern medical building on 21 March 2022 at the Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital in the capital Phnom Penh. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian presided over the … Continue reading Phnom Pen: China funds and builds modern hospital for Cambodia

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Hungary-Serbia railway section opened: a Balkans Belt and Road Initiative

The Belgrade-Novi Sad section of the 350-km Belgrade-Budapest railway was inaugurated on Saturday in Serbia’s Novi Sad. Once finished, trains will run at a speed up to 200 km/h between Belgrade and Budapest, bringing the Balkans closer to central Europe. China is financing parts of a high-speed train route from Budapest, through Serbia and North Macedonia to the Greek port of Piraeus. A section of the Chinese-built Hungary-Serbia railway opened on Saturday in Serbia, marking a milestone, according to the China State Railway Group, the company that manages and oversees all of the country’s railway projects. The section linking Belgrade, … Continue reading Hungary-Serbia railway section opened: a Balkans Belt and Road Initiative

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China’s BRI an opportunity the world can’t afford to miss

China will work with the international community to continue advancing high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, making the initiative a “belt of development” for the benefit of the world and a “road to happiness” for the people of all countries. This was the key message delivered by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a press conference on the sidelines of the country’s 2022 “two sessions.” Over the past years, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has continued to serve as an international public good and a popular cooperation platform. A win-win outc¬¬ome of the BRI highlights its capacity … Continue reading China’s BRI an opportunity the world can’t afford to miss

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Chinese company helps build Italian offshore wind farm – first in Mediterranean Sea

A Chinese company has supplied the turbines to help build the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea. The wind power plant is based in the southern Italian city of Taranto, once known for environmental woes tied to one of Europe’s largest steel smelters. The “Taranto Off-Shore Project,” includes 10 turbines producing 3 megawatts of power each, to be completed in part with Chinese equipment supplier Ming Yang Smart Energy Group Ltd. According to media reports, the participation of Ming Yang Smart Energy Group Ltd is important because previous supplier, German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, was unable to supply … Continue reading Chinese company helps build Italian offshore wind farm – first in Mediterranean Sea

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China’s Belt and Road fosters faith in economic cooperation

China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), the world’s largest international cooperation platform with an increasing number of members, is expected to make more contributions to global economic recovery. China’s unwavering efforts to promote joint construction of the BRI will convey … Continue reading China’s Belt and Road fosters faith in economic cooperation

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BRI cooperation with China “transformational” for Pakistan

Cooperation with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) “has transformed Pakistan’s economic landscape,” Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque said. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Haque spoke highly of the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship BRI project, saying it is “transformational” for his entire country. Besides the Gwadar Port, which he said has become the crown jewel of the CPEC, Haque also lauded the eco-friendly Orange Line metro train in Lahore, the first of its kind in Pakistan, which officially opened for traffic in October 2020. “You see the … Continue reading BRI cooperation with China “transformational” for Pakistan

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Brazil’s vegetation coverage rises despite new Belt & Road hydropower project

Spanning from the Amazon area in Brazil’s northwest to Rio de Janeiro in the southeast, the 2,543-km-long Belo Monte-Rio de Janeiro 800kV power transmission line is the world’s longest. The super project covers the Amazon rainforest, the Cerrado savanna and the Atlantic coastal mountains, where many rare plants grow. When the project was finished, the vegetation coverage didn’t decrease; on the contrary, it increased. And behind that result is the work of many Chinese and Brazilians, a concrete example of Belt and Road cooperation. The Belo Monte-Rio de Janeiro transmission line is the second phase of the Belo Monte project, … Continue reading Brazil’s vegetation coverage rises despite new Belt & Road hydropower project

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