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Portugal Promises China to ‘Push Forward Belt and Road’

The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, told Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday that his country will “push forward the construction of the Belt and Road” in Europe, China’s plan to control all of the world’s most important transportation hubs.

Japan PM Abe to make rare China visit this month

China Expected to Lure Japan into Belt and Road Project During Abe Visit to Beijing

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed in Beijing, China, on Thursday, the first such visit by a Japanese head of government since 2011. Reports indicate that the two countries expect to sign dozens of memoranda of understanding, particular on trade, where China has worked to convince Japan to join its Belt and Road Initiative.

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Trump Signs Bill to Counter Chinese ‘Predatory’ Investment in Africa

U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed a bill into law to revamp America’s investment efforts in Africa to counter what the United States considers to be “predatory” economic practices across the continent at the hands of China, a move that is expected to benefit countries in the region, the Daily Nation from Kenya reported Monday.

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China Sells ‘Public Good’ of Belt and Road Debt Traps at U.N.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, representing Communist Party leader Xi Jinping at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, used his time to urge “win-win cooperation,” promote the sprawling One Belt, One Road (OBOR) debt trap project, and generally avoid confrontation with the United States.

A Greek national flag and a European Union flag flutter in the wind as the Parthenon is seen on the Acropolis archaeological site in Athens, Greece. The Greek government borrowed billions from the EU as part of three large bailout programs that Athens has now completed. File Photo by Dimitris …

Pentagon Considers Expanding Presence in Greece amid China, Turkey Concerns

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters during a visit to Greece Tuesday that the Pentagon is considering expanding its cooperation with Athens and its general presence in the country, citing easier access to battle theaters in Libya and Syria.

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (L) is greeted by his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State House in Beijing on August 27, 2018. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HOW HWEE YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)

Greece Falls Deeper into China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Trap

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed an agreement on Monday for further Greek cooperation with China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure plan, the latest step in the debt-driven courtship between Athens and Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday, the third leg of his European tour, expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on …

China Claims ‘One Belt One Road’ Debt Traps Come with ‘No Political Strings Attached’

China’s state-run Global Times published a vocal defense of the nation’s “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure plan on Tuesday, insisting the predatory loans it offers to developing nations come “with no political strings attached” and that those who warn China is attempting to colonize poorer countries have their own “ulterior motives.”

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China Claims One Belt, One Road Will End Jihad in Pakistan

China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) development projects within the borders of Pakistan will improve political stability in the Muslim country, the Chinese state-owned Global Times claimed in an editorial this week.