China might use this week’s Belt and Road Forum to present success stories to set project standards. Photo: AP

Belt and Road Forum: China tipped to counter critics with showcase projects

  • Beijing might highlight successful schemes in response to claims that the grand plan is ill-defined, observers say
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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China might use this week’s Belt and Road Forum to present success stories to set project standards. Photo: AP
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A direct freight train link now runs between the Chinese city of Yiwu and Madrid as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua

Belt and road reflects reality that China is now a world power, Spanish foreign minister says

  • But the scheme should stick to key principles including environmental sustainability and a level playing field, according to Josep Borrell Fontelles
  • Spain has not joined the belt and road but has cooperated on some projects
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A direct freight train link now runs between the Chinese city of Yiwu and Madrid as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua
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