President Xi Jinping speaks during a news conference at the belt and road forum, at the International Conference Centre in Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing, on May 15. Xi not only spearheaded the Belt and Road Initiative, but he also played a pivotal role in forging international consensus to secure the Paris climate change agreement in 2015. Photo: AFP

Why China’s belt and road must be a pathway to sustainable development

Michel Camdessus says Beijing’s ambitious campaign to promote its infrastructure-driven development model will profoundly change economies in the region and beyond, and China must honour its pledge of keeping growth sustainable

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President Xi Jinping speaks during a news conference at the belt and road forum, at the International Conference Centre in Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing, on May 15. Xi not only spearheaded the Belt and Road Initiative, but he also played a pivotal role in forging international consensus to secure the Paris climate change agreement in 2015. Photo: AFP
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