European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic says connectivity for the EU is a “little bit wider” than the concept covered by China’s belt and road. Photo: AFP

EU’s connectivity plan ‘more sustainable’ than Beijing’s belt and road, European official says

  • Brussels’ strategy focuses on ‘sustainable financing, avoiding debt traps, environmental impact’, European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic says
  • EU keen to boost cooperation with China but Beijing must improve the transparency of its trade and infrastructure plan, he says
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic says connectivity for the EU is a “little bit wider” than the concept covered by China’s belt and road. Photo: AFP
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have pledged to further improve bilateral ties. Photo: Reuters

China and Russia forge stronger Eurasian economic ties as Vladimir Putin gets behind Xi Jinping’s belt and road plan in face of US hostility

  • Vladimir Putin gets behind Beijing’s massive infrastructure initiative as rivalries grow with the United States
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have pledged to further improve bilateral ties. Photo: Reuters
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