Much of the fiery rhetoric about the "China threat" theory in the US, including analysis of some important research institutes, is based on the notion that the East Asian country has a strategy of expanding its sphere of influence in a bid to supplant the US.
China's non-financial investment in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) reached 12.78 billion US dollars during the first 11 months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Students of history would be aware of the term ‘Silk Route’ that figures among the early written material connecting the eastern world with the West. Since then travelogues etched in history have been reconnecting the dots.
A new survey has revealed that people generally view China’s Belt and Road Initiative favorably, categorizing the BRI as a net “opportunity” for their home countries.
The Port of Gdansk in Poland has staged a welcome ceremony for the inaugural visit of the first ‘Euro-China Train’ (ECT), as China's modern-day silk road, the Belt and Road Initiative, reaches the Baltic.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Wednesday that China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has emerged as the single most effective instrument of globalism and international development cooperation in the world.
China is looking to transform Greece's Piraeus port into the biggest harbor in Europe — making it the most crucial transit hub for trade between Asia and Europe.