Belt and Road Initiative

China Pushes ‘Health Silk Road’ to Take over Global Health Care

Chinese state media on Wednesday pushed the notion of a “Health Silk Road,” modeled after the New Silk Road infrastructure program, which later came to be known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In other words, having infected the entire planet with the Wuhan coronavirus, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to use the ensuing global health crisis as an opportunity to take over the health care systems of other nations, beginning with hard-hit Italy.

A man wearing a face mask as a preventive mesure against the COVID-19 coronavirus walks outside of a shopping mall in Beijing on March 11, 2020. - China reported an increase in imported coronavirus cases on March 11, fuelling concerns that infections from overseas could undermine progress in halting the …

Xi Jinping Left China for Myanmar at Peak of Coronavirus Crisis

Chinese President Xi Jinping was conspicuously invisible during the worst periods of the coronavirus epidemic in January, earning him as much criticism as his authoritarian regime would allow from its subjects, who accused him of everything from poor leadership to cowardice. Xi’s travel plans during January took him to Myanmar, which he has been working to bring closer to China ever since the West recoiled in disappointment and horror from Myanmar’s abuse of the Rohingya Muslims.

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses a gathering at Soltee Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Xi on Saturday became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he's expected to sign agreements on some infrastructure projects. (Bikash Dware/The Rising Nepal via AP)

Broke Kenya Spent Millions in Tax Dollars to Entertain Chinese Engineers

Kenyans have long complained that the massive Standard Gauge Railroad (SGR) project financed by loans from China’s Belt and Road (BRI) infrastructure project was an expensive indulgence that created few good jobs for local people because Chinese managers and engineers were brought in to handle the work. Documents made public this week from the Chinese contractor that handled the project revealed that the number of workers imported from China was much higher than previously admitted, and the cost of their high salaries and very comfortable accommodations was borne by Kenyan taxpayers.

Special Envoy of the People Republic of China, Wang Yong (C) and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urband Development and Public Works, James Macharia(R), arrives at the Nairobi Terminus during the commissioning of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Freight Operations to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot in Nairobi, on …

Cuba Launches Mandarin Chinese Classes in High Schools

Cuba’s Ministry of Education announced this week that it would import Chinese teachers into high school classrooms to teach children Mandarin as part of an expanded “educational exchange” program with Beijing, the Spain-based Diario de Cuba reported on Tuesday.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands at Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China May 29, 2019. (Photo by Florence Lo - Pool/Getty Images)