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Showing posts from November 23, 2019

BRI: What They're Saying

ALICE WELLS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, U.S. State Department Speaking at the Wilson Center in Washington " It's clear, or it needs to be clear, that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not about aid. CPEC relies primarily on Chinese workers and supplies, even amid rising unemployment in Pakistan. " ARANCHA GONZALEZ Executive Director, International Trade Centre Remarks during Africa Industrialization Week in Addis Ababa " Of course, this continent is integrating economically, it is moving towards creating a single economic space with the Africa continental free trade agreement. This is a good news for Chinese investors in that they have in this large continent much greater ability to leverage their investment and trade. " SIMON KOFE Foreign Minister of Tuvalu On his rejection of Chinese offers to build artificial islands " It’s a no from us. We are hearing a lot of information about debt, Ch