Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up the three-day Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s Belt and Road Forum ends with more support and US$64 billion in new deals, but is it job done for Beijing?

  • Xi Jinping wraps up three-day event with signing of shared promise to make global trade and infrastructure plan more diversified, financially responsible
  • But as nations eye up the potential economic benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative, analysts question if it can live up to the hype
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up the three-day Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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President Xi Jinping addresses world leaders at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Kyodo

Xi Jinping sends message to US and West that ‘China is committed to opening up’ at Belt and Road Forum

  • While he did not mention US or trade war, president puts emphasis on key issues that have been raised by Washington during speech to world leaders
  • Analyst says he was addressing ‘those who did not come, and those who care more about how China’s opening up develops than the belt and road scheme’
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President Xi Jinping addresses world leaders at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Kyodo
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