Tag: infrastructure

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montenegro’s picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe.

China’s Debt Imperialism Behind Montenegro’s ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Chinese companies are hard at work on building a road through the mountains to connect Montenegro’s port city of Bar with Serbia. The project is incredibly expensive, leaving Montenegro struggling to pay off titanic debt to Chinese financiers. Critics call it another example of Chinese debt imperialism: the slow-motion conquest of smaller countries through the “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative by suckering them into taking loans from Beijing they will never be able to repay.

The latest visit by a North Korean delegation comes after Kim Jong Un made two trips over the border to see Xi Jinping

China Wants North Korea to Join ‘Belt and Road’ Project

Soon after President Donald Trump concluded his Tuesday summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Chinese media predicted a new golden age of prosperity for Pyongyang and urged it to join China’s massive “Belt and Road” infrastructure project.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) met Wang Yi when he visited Beijing in January

China Invites Japan to Take Bigger Role in One Belt, One Road Plan

China’s state-run Global Times expressed delight on Sunday with Japan’s growing participation in the “Belt and Road” infrastructure project, through which China hopes to extend economic and political influence from Asia through the Middle East and Europe. The editorial signaled that if the Japanese play ball with Belt and Road, Beijing might even stop referring to them as history’s greatest monsters.

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The Year Ahead: 10 Political Highlights of 2018

We cannot know exactly what will happen, and there are always surprises. But here are ten highlights to watch in 2018, which will define the year and shape our political world.

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Dem Sen Heitkamp: Trump ‘Very Serious’ on Infrastructure

In an appearance Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said President Donald Trump was “very serious” about getting an infrastructure plan in place. “[We] really spent a lot of time visiting about, you know,

To kick off what the White House is calling "Made in America" week, products made in various U.S. states were displayed at the White House. President Trump had a seat at the wheel of one of those products, a fire truck.

Kip Eideberg: American Manufacturers Need U.S. Infrastructure Advantage We Let Crumble

Kip Eideberg, vice president of public affairs and advocacy for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday regarding “Made in America Week” at the White House, improving America’s infrastructure, and AEM’s “I Make America” project.