Sri Lanka was forced to hand over a port to China – highlighting fears that other countries would find themselves caught a debt trap. Photo: AP Photo

China will not buckle in face of belt and road criticism, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi

  • State Councillor dismisses criticism that project is a ‘debt trap’ for smaller countries and seeks to allay growing international concerns
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Sri Lanka was forced to hand over a port to China – highlighting fears that other countries would find themselves caught a debt trap. Photo: AP Photo
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The US said Italy’s international image would suffer if it signed up to the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Bloomberg

China tells US to mind its own business after Italy is warned not to join Belt and Road Initiative

  • Foreign ministry in Beijing says US stance is ‘laughable’ after White House warned Italy’s image would suffer abroad if it signed up for the programme
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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The US said Italy’s international image would suffer if it signed up to the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Bloomberg
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