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Belt and Road: What They're Saying

BENIGNO AQUINO
FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
On President Duterte’s plans for joint energy exploration in the South China Sea

"We used to have a joke in the cabinet in our administration, that China seems to be saying one thing: ‘What is ours is ours, what is yours we share.'"

SULTAN AHMED BIN SULAYEM
CHAIRMAN, DUBAI PORTS (DP) WORLD
Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos

"China as a government has great respect throughout the world. Unfortunately, the actions of Chinese companies don't reflect that. I would say, you trust the Chinese government, you watch out for the Chinese companies. Some of them are good, we have great relations with them. But some of them, unfortunately, they use tactics which are not acceptable in getting market share."

HUANG PING (黃屏)
CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO ZIMBABWE
Addressing Chinese tour operators at Tour Africa’s New Horizon project launch

"We must maintain confidence in our bilateral relations … we have confidence in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Strikes and vandalism will not eradicate challenges … only dialogue will bring prosperity to Zimbabweans."

UELI MAURER
PRESIDENT OF THE SWISS CONFEDERATION
On the future of Chinese investment in Switzerland

"No, we have no quarrel with China, on the contrary. Goods trade is developing well and we want to develop it further … I do not think that Switzerland wants to set hurdles here because working with important investors helps economic growth and ultimately promotes prosperity."

JIN LIQUN (金立群)
PRESIDENT, ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK
On criticism of Chinese overseas lending practices

"Chinese leaders definitely have picked up the message. You cannot go on and on putting money in, without taking a review of what’s going on, to rebalance."


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