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Belt and Road: What They're Saying

TRANSPARENCY SOLOMON ISLANDS Statement on the recent high-level delegation visit to China " It is not a secret that China is the most assertive donor nation offering funding and development assistance that exploit governance gaps in countries with weak or corrupt structures, and makes the gaps wider. " RUTH BANOMYONG Department of International Business, Thammasat University On the Thailand-China high-speed railway’s contract conditions " Everyone expected a Chinese consultancy company, but didn't expect the non-liability factor. Officials are familiar with other infrastructure projects, but have not seen conditions like this. " GUO SHAOCHUN Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Speaking during Cyclone Idai assistance handover ceremony " We support [the] efforts of Zimbabwe to uphold its sovereignty, national security and developmental interests. We do this because we understand how Zimbabwe feels about being interfered and sanctioned. It is an ol