"Defense of Japan 2019" Annual White Paper"Furthermore, while it is thought that the [Belt and Road] Initiative includes a strategic intention to expand its influence in the region, it is possible that the construction of infrastructure based on the Initiative will further promote the activities of the PLA in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and elsewhere. "
CHINA'S DEPUTY PERMANENT REPRESENTIVE TO THE UN
Speaking at a meeting of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly"We should advance together the building of the Belt and Road to achieve high-quality development. The international community should build a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice, and win-win cooperation."
AUSTRALIA'S MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Speaking to The Australian newspaper on Beijing’s regional influence"You’ve got the Pacific full of these usel…