FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016 file photo, a Pakistan Navy soldier stands guard while a loaded Chinese ship prepares to depart from Gwadar port that links to China's far western region on a new international route exporting goods to the Middle East and Africa, about 700 kilometers (435 miles) west of Karachi. Pakistan. China's new Silk Road initiative is ramping up as President Donald Trump focuses on domestic issues, downplaying foreign affairs. (AP Photo/Muhammad Yousuf, File) (The Associated Press) … [Read more...] about China’s ‘Silk Road’ stirs unease over its strategic goals
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Still, much about the project remains shrouded in secrecy. Some critics have even accused China of engaging in so-called debt-trap diplomacy, whereby countries unable to pay their debts must concede to China’s demands and participate in the initiative. … [Read more...] about What is China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Some African governments have expressed disillusion with the Chinese regime, but many have deep financial ties to Beijing, compromising their stances. China has invested billions into a plan known as the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), which it debuted as a plan to reconstruct the ancient Silk Road from western Europe to Beijing. Instead, it has invested in building expensive infrastructure projects in Africa, paid for through predatory loans offered to the local governments. … [Read more...] about Human Rights Watch to Africa: Don’t Let China Get Away with Racism
According to Chinese state media, the students’ hats were inspired by an ancient design during the Song Dynasty, which ruled China between 960 and 1279 AD. Photos of the Hangzhou pupils show them wearing both the special hats and face masks, in line with a recent Ministry of Education requirement for students to wear protective face coverings in the classroom. … [Read more...] about China Implements ‘Social Distancing’ Hats for Elementary Students
Similarly, when the European Union was on the verge of issuing a report clearly condemning China for running “a global disinformation campaign to deflect blame for the outbreak of the pandemic and improve its international image” – which has cost the world hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars – the dictatorship exerted enormous economic pressure and made direct threats to convince the Europeans to edit their document to portray China in a more positive light. … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: China’s coronavirus propaganda must be defeated – here’s how US can fight back