Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Pentagon Official: Europe Aiding Muslim Repression by Joining China’s Belt and Road

WASHINGTON, DC — European countries that joined Beijing’s’ multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are enabling Beijing’s “repression” of Muslims in its far west, considered a crucial gateway for the project that seeks to connect China to the rest of the world along one route, a top Pentagon official suggested this week.

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Italy Criticized for Joining China’s Belt and Road Project

Pressure is mounting against Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte to refrain from signing aboard China’s Belt and Road infrastructure project next week when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Italy. Beyond the political ramifications of Italy aligning itself with China, and perhaps finding itself on the business end of Chinese debt colonialism, analysts warn Conte has not fully considered the financial aspects of the arrangement.

Italian PM calls for EU solidarity on migration

China Launches Belt and Road ‘Tourism’ Project in Zimbabwe amid Deadly Chaos

Beijing reportedly launched a tourism project Tuesday as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) expected to bring at least 350 Chinese tourists each month into chaos-ridden Zimbabwe, a nation gripped by bloody unrest triggered by the government raising fuel prices to the highest in the world.

Angry protesters gesture as they block the main route to Zimbabwe's capital Harare from Epworth township on January 14 2019 after announced a more than hundred percent hike in fuel prices. - Angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on January 14 after the government more …

China Launches ‘Belt and Road’ Research Center in Egypt

China on Sunday inaugurated a research center in Cairo, Egypt, affiliated with Beijing’s ambitious multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that the United States believes is being used as a predatory lending practices vehicle to bury nations across the continent in debt and undermine their sovereignty.

Egypt probes images of naked couple atop pyramid

India Remains Committed to Developing Iran Port Despite U.S. Sanctions

India expressed its ongoing commitment to the development of the Chabahar port in Iran this week, a project expected to uplift the Iranian economy as the Trump administration reimposes sanctions on Tehran as well as countries and entities that engage in business with the Islamic Republic.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as they arrive for their delegation level meeting in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Rouhani, who is on three days state visit to India has strongly criticized the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital …

Maduro: China Agreed to Help Venezuela for One Million Barrels of Oil

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro told the nation in a televised press conference Tuesday that the funds he secured from the Communist Party of China during a visit to Beijing last week were not economic aid – Venezuela will pay for that money with at least one million barrels of oil.

BEIJING, Sept. 1, 2015-- Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, meets with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 1, 2015. (Xinhua/Li Xueren via Getty Images)

Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Loans Cause Debt Crisis in Pakistan

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Pakistan is facing a debt crisis due to the enormous loans it has taken out for the Orange Line, an elevated railway in Lahore that is only the first installment in China’s $62 billion plan to bring its “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative to Pakistan.

Pakistan labourers arrange a welcome billboard featuring the Chinese and Pakistani national flags ahead of the forthcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Islamabad on April 18, 2015. Pakistan needs a 'huge amount of financing' for infrastructure and energy projects and China is ready to announce help when President …