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The objectivity of Harvard University economics professor Carmen Reinhart's study on China's overseas lending is doubtful. Many have accused China of engaging in "debt-trap diplomacy" through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). German news weekly Der Spiegel reported recently that the world owes $6 trillion to China, citing a study jointly issued by Reinhart, Sebastian Horn and Christoph Trebesch. The study said that China's overseas lending was 50 percent higher than official statistics show.
Turkey and China have major responsibilities as a new world order emerges. Despite their geographical distance, Turkey and China have maintained close economic and cultural relations for centuries. The Chinese and Turkish people, both representatives of ancient civilizations on the opposite ends of the Asian continent, have served humanity greatly by watching over the Silk Road and promoting commercial and cultural interaction.
The China-Britain business cooperation faces promising prospects and three major opportunities including the fourth industrial revolution, China's new round of opening-up and the Belt and Road Initiative, said Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Wednesday.
The construction of a bridge across the Sava and Kolubara rivers is an exemplary project, which also symbolizes the good relations between the peoples and presidents of Serbia and China, said Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic here on Thursday.
Quality infrastructure is one of the key topics on this year's G20 agenda under Japan's presidency. The concept, first mentioned in the Leaders' Communiqué of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, in 2016, emphasizes the importance of quality infrastructure to sustainable development and inclusive growth.
China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) greatly contributes to boosting cultural interaction and exchange as well as mutual understanding and respect of differences among participants, a Chinese scholar told Xinhua in an interview.
China's economy has contributed and will continue to contribute to regional and world economy with its open platform such as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a South Korean expert said.
Editor's Note: China and Kenya have deepened mutual trust and expanded cooperation in recent years, pushing the relationship to the best it has ever been. As an active participant in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), how does Kenya view the opportunities and benefits the initiative offers? What are Kenya's expectations from future bilateral cooperation? James W. Macharia (Macharia), cabinet secretary for the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development and Public Works in Kenya, shared his opinions with Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui at the sidelines of the Dialogue between Executives of Chinese Financial Institutions and African Coordinators of the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Beijing Summit of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The forum was held in September 2018.
China and Britain should seize new opportunities of cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to advance the "Golden Era" of bilateral relations, Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming said Tuesday.