Head of Venice’s Marghera Port
On Italy’s ‘Golden Power’ rules to prohibit the sale of ports to foreign entities
"The Belt and Road [Initiative] is not just about infrastructure. It's a huge design aimed at controlling trade flows and controlling the main global value chains. If you control those, you don't need to control any army anymore. You are controlling the very specific wealth of any country along those economical corridors. Chinese are very much aware of this [..] They have a clear goal and they are pursuing it."
Italian Economist, formerly Italy’s Undersecretary of Economic Development
On concerns over Italy joining the BRI and the potential turnover of ports
U LIN TUN
Managing Director of Solar Firm Quasar Resources
On Chinese Sungrow and CMEC winning most of the government solar plant bids in Myanmar
Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Questioning how much Myanmar could negotiate CCCC’s offer to build New Yangon City
"Myanmar needs investment. New Yangon City is a very ambitious project. It’s not a national plan and it’s primarily driven by Yangon, so they have to find someone with gumption and deep pockets to invest. Asian development needs have not been met by the West. They don’t understand the gaps we face in Asia."
Speaker of Parliament of the Maldives and Former Maldivian President
On current Chinese investments in the Maldives