The first Belt and Road Forum, held two years ago, was attended by the senior White House official for Asia. Photo: AP
The first Belt and Road Forum, held two years ago, was attended by the senior White House official for Asia. Photo: AP

US leaders to skip China’s belt and road summit as financing and governance concerns persist

  • Top officials from Washington opt against joining almost 40 leaders China says will head to Beijing in late April
  • ‘We will continue to raise concerns about opaque financing practices, poor governance and disregard for internationally accepted norms,’ spokesperson says

The first Belt and Road Forum, held two years ago, was attended by the senior White House official for Asia. Photo: AP
The first Belt and Road Forum, held two years ago, was attended by the senior White House official for Asia. Photo: AP
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