China's ambitious and visionary Belt and Road Initiative involves underwriting billions of dollars of infrastructure investment in countries along the old Silk Road - an ancient trade route - linking it with a network of countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Where Africa Fits Into China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative
The Conversation Africa, 28 May 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping made it clear at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the world should abandon protectionism and commit itself to an open global economy. Read more »
Is China's Belt and Road Initiative Just a Bedtime Story?
ISS, 8 June 2017
'Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other… Read more »
China’s proposed one belt, one road route map.
Why Kigali Lies in the Path of China's Silk Road
New Times, 20 May 2017
China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative and the EAC are part of an ongoing story that includes an ancient shipwreck and commerce dating back to the early 15th century along the… Read more »
One Belt and One Road Initiative Is Good for Africa - Rwanda's Ambassador to China
New Times, 16 May 2017
Rwanda's ambassador to China, Lt. Gen. Charles Kayonga has praised the Belt and Road initiative as a platform for Africa to grow with the rest of the world. Read more »
The Belt and Road Initiative and China-Tanzania Relations
Focac, 11 May 2017
As early as two thousand years ago, China opened up a network of trade routes both on land and at sea. The land route started from Chinese inland cities and reached the… Read more »
A Reflection On the 'Silk Road' Economic Summit in Beijing
Daily News, 26 May 2017
Those following the news on global television networks here -most likely- may have come across reports of a well-attended summit of global leaders meeting in Beijing a fortnight… Read more »
Togo Intends to Be Anchor Point for New Silk Road in West Africa - President
Focac, 31 May 2016
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe on Friday disclosed the vision of his country to become the "anchor point" in West Africa for the new Silk Road initiative forwarded by China. Read more »
At a summit in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that his country will cobble together a massive budget for the world's most ambitious infrastructure project. Read more »
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