The video used the example of a dam project in Ecuador to highlight the risks. Photo: Handout

US steps up belt and road offensive saying it offers fairer deals than China’s ‘debt trap’

  • Video on US State Department website tells countries to ‘be wary’ of risks from Beijing’s infrastructure drive
  • America is trying to promote its ‘fairer and more transparent’ alternative
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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The video used the example of a dam project in Ecuador to highlight the risks. Photo: Handout
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Beijing believes growing trade between China and Europe will transform the Port of Piraeus in Greece. Photo: Xinhua

China seeks to prove critics wrong with star belt and road projects

  • Report highlights ports and railways that Beijing hopes will yield fast, positive results for local communities and investors
  • They include ports in Pakistan and Greece – both of which have been criticised as ‘vanity projects’ – and the China Railway Express
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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Beijing believes growing trade between China and Europe will transform the Port of Piraeus in Greece. Photo: Xinhua
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