DEBATE: Is The Belt & Road Initiative a global game changer or trillion-dollar blunder

8 May 2019 — 21st Century Wire

The debate: Is China’s Belt & Road Project a global game changer or a trillion-dollar blunder? Intelligence Squared hosts a lively panel discussion on this important geopolitical topic.

Debaters:

Ian Bremmer, Founder and President, Eurasia Group
Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec & Fmr. U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
Yasheng Huang, Professor, MIT & Author, “Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics”
Parag Khanna, Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap
Susan Thornton, Senior Fellow, Yale University Paul Tsai China Center & Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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BRI Forum Shanghai: How Western “Reports” Smear China By Andre Vltchek

25 April 2019 — Off Guardian

In poorer countries, people defend BRI

Laos’ new High Speed Rail track

The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is about to open in Beijing. It will take place from 25th to 27th April, 2019. The Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to deliver the keynote address.

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China’s Belt and Road Continues to Win Over Europe While Technocrats Scream and Howl By Matthew Ehret

20 April 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

China’s Belt and Road Continues to Win Over Europe While Technocrats Scream and Howl

On April 10th, China’s Premier Li Keqiang celebrated the completion of the 1st phase of the 2.5 kilometer Chinese-built Pelgesac Bridge in Croatia across the Bay of Mali Ston alongside Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. This ceremony marked a striking victory as the following day ushered in an important 16+1 Heads of State summit that saw Greece inducted as the newest member of a new alliance of Central and Eastern European nations who wish to cooperate with China. At this summit held on April 12, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated that this was “a very crucial moment for global and regional developments” and “we have to leave behind the crisis and find new models of regional and global cooperation.”

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Washington is Waging a New Dimension War Against China – and will Lose out Bitterly By Peter Koenig

11 March 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

Once the all-encompassing chittering and chattering about tariffs on Chinese imports by the western corporate media subsided, Trump, egocentric businessman rather than the President of the Empire, “out of the blue”, one could almost say, under the pretext of ‘unfair’ Chinese trading, launches a new ferocious and as usual totally illegal campaign of aggression against China’s fast-growing economy. It’s aillicit campaign against Chinese competition, against Chinese unstoppable growth. It’s a tacit recognition of China’s emerging supremacy which the United States can only confront with fraud, deceit and illegal activities. And this only as long as Washington controls the western monetary system. This won’t be for much longer.

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