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30 Apr 2019

Autor:
Brenda Goh & Cate Cadell, Reuters (UK)

China: Xi Jinping says Belt and Road Initiative must be green and sustainable

“China's Xi says Belt and Road must be green, sustainable”, 25 April 2019

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) must be green and sustainable, President Xi Jinping said in opening a [Belt and Road Initiative] summit on his grand strategy, adding that the massive infrastructure and trade plan would deliver “high-quality” growth for all… Xi said in a keynote speech on Friday that environmental protection must underpin the initiative “to protect the common home we live in”. “Operate in the sun and fight corruption together with zero tolerance... Building high-quality, sustainable, risk-resistant, reasonably priced, and inclusive infrastructure will help countries to fully utilize their resource endowments,” he said…

Western governments have tended to view the plan as a means to spread Chinese influence abroad, saddling poor countries with unsustainable debt. While most of the BRI projects are continuing as planned, some have been caught up by changes in government in countries such as Malaysia and the Maldives. Those that have been shelved for financial reasons include a power plant in Pakistan and an airport in Sierra Leone… [Also referred to China Railway Construction Corp, Mengniu Dairy]

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