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Belt and Road

Belt and Road

China#39;s Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit neighbouring Myanmar next week amid efforts to strengthen relations with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Myanmar has been a close ally in backing China's claims in the South China Sea and a partn…
bubmag
January 10, 2020
Belt and Road

China’s Belt And Road Is Not About Going Green

President Xi Jinping stated in 2019 that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) must be green and sustainable, but much of what Beijing is providing to the countries that form part of the BRI is just the opposite. The China Development Bank and China Export-Impor…
bubmag
January 6, 2020
Belt and Road

A Bumpy Road Ahead for China in South Asia

Advertisement Although the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was successful in drawing new participants in other parts of the world over the past year, the ambitious Chinese-led initiative saw waning commitment in some of its South Asian members in 2019. This w…
bubmag
December 31, 2019
Belt and Road

How Small European Allies See Trump

During my three and a half decades as a career American diplomat, I served as ambassador to Russia and Jordan. Every year, I was responsible for thousands of cables back to the State Department and other readers in the U.S. government, reporting on the effort…
bubmag
December 31, 2019