Chinese newspaper slams India for OBOR summit boycott

Chinese newspaper slams India for OBOR summit boycott

Chinese newspaper slams India for OBOR summit boycott

Leaders from 29 countries, including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, as well as the heads of the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, are attending the Belt and Road forum. "As we connect Xinjiang with Gawadar and Karachi, we are not only connecting two nations, but on a much broader scale, two regions, which in turn will provide links to the Middle East and Africa on one side and Europe and the rest of the world on the other", he emphasized.

"We have been urging China to engage in a meaningful dialogue", the Indian statement said.

Asian governments that want to use ties with Washington to offset China's growing dominance have been thrown off balance by Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed regional trade pact.

"Our attitude is always clear. If they have the answer, they can give me the answer in a public or private way", Hua said.

Countries like India and the USA are sceptical of the project and view it as a geostrategic design.

He stressed that just as the China-developed ports of Hambantota and Colombo in Sri Lanka, Kyaukpyu in Myanmar, as well as Gwadar in Pakistan, are bringing about "tremendous changes", India's port construction projects including Chabahar in Iran, Chittagong in Bangladesh and Sittwe in Myanmar are also catalysing modernisation.

Ariana Grande 'broken' after concert bombing in Manchester
It was not clear how many people were still missing or unaccounted for as loved ones launched social media pleas for information. Social media posts from the scene showed panicked concert goers running down the arena's stairs in an attempt to get away.

Terry Branstad, friend of Beijing, confirmed as US envoy to China
Branstad has maintained a 30-year friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, US Senator Chuck Grassley stated on Monday. Branstad's move to Beijing will end his 22-year-long tenure as Iowa's governor.

Trump adviser's company courting Chinese investors
Larry Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center , a nonprofit watchdog group, said he was skeptical of that explanation. The program has always been criticized by lawmakers as a path that in essence sells U.S. citizenships to wealthy foreigners.

"If you have peace, progress and prosperity or make efforts towards that, you will find the world to be a better and safer place", he said. One of the criticisms of the Silk Road plan is that host countries may struggle to pay back loans for huge infrastructure projects being carried out and funded by Chinese companies and banks.

India skipped the meeting due to its sovereignty concerns over the Dollars 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The India's external affairs ministry spokesperson claimed on Saturday that India can not accept a project that violates its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

India, meanwhile, is expected to send representatives from its embassy in Beijing, two Indian officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

"We have reached consensus and passed (a joint) communique". "Our ideas and actions are clear to all, and you can see that from the response from the global community", she said.

Xi on Sunday opened the two-day meeting by pledging 540 billion yuan (US$78 billion) in financing, including 100 billion yuan for China's Silk Road Fund, 380 billion yuan in new lending for participating nations and 60 billion yuan in coming years to developing countries and worldwide organizations that join the program.

Related news