Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Samoa to Cancel $100M Chinese-Backed Port Development

Samoa’s expected new prime minister said Thursday she plans to cancel a China-backed port development project on the island worth $100 million out of concern Samoa is already overly indebted to Beijing. “Samoa is a small country. Our seaports and

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 18: Samoa MP Fiame Naomi Mata'afa speaks during the Pacific Parliamentary and Political Leaders Forum at Parliament on April 18, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand. The forum sees 70 Parliamentarians and political leaders across 22 Pacific nations come together for 5 days to debate issues …

Australia Cancels Controversial ‘Belt and Road’ Deals with China

Australia tore up a set of agreements Wednesday linked to the contentious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal with Beijing. The move is sure to provoke fury in China which has previously warned Australia it will become the “poor white trash of Asia” unless it stops pushing back against the ruling Communist Party.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11: Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacts during a press conference in the Prime Ministers courtyard on December 11, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland in partnership with biotech company CSL will be abandoned, after the …

Emails: Hunter Biden Cut Deals with Shady Now-Defunct ‘House of Cards’ Chinese Company

Some of the emails obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop by the New York Post last week illuminate the ties between the son of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and a bankrupt Chinese energy company called CEFC China Energy. The owner of CEFC, Ye Jianming, was among the most ambitious of Chinese tycoons before his business empire collapsed and he vanished into the Communist nation’s shadowy prison system.

Hunter Biden / DNC August 20, 2020

Belt and Road: China-Kenya Rail Contract Ruled Illegal

A Kenyan appellate court has declared a $3.2 billion rail contract between Kenya and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) illegal, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Tuesday. Kenya’s Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that state-owned

The SGR cargo train rides from the port containers depot in Mombasa, Kenya, to Nairobi, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing nearly $3.3 billion that eventually will link a large part of East Africa to a …