Belt and road initiative

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Pakistan’s PM says rival Imran Khan is ‘biggest liar on earth’
Exclusive: As economic turmoil continues, Shehbaz Sharif accuses predecessor of leaving the country in ruins

Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Shah Meer Baloch in Lahore

04, Oct, 2022 @1:35 AM

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IMF offers Sri Lanka provisional $2.9bn loan to tackle debt crisis
Funding still needs to be approved but could offer breathing space amid country’s economic turmoil

Kalyeena Makortoff

01, Sep, 2022 @10:33 AM

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China funnels its overseas aid money into political leaders’ home provinces
Schools and airports help the leaders of countries that receive cash from Beijing tighten their grip on power, a new book claims

Vincent Ni, China Affairs Correspondent

29, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Ai Weiwei on the new Silk Road: ‘This is China’s counterattack in a global game of chess’
China is pouring trillions into the developing world. It is, the artist and activist says, an audacious power grab

Ai Weiwei. Photographs: Davide Monteleone

19, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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In China’s new age of imperialism, Xi Jinping gives thumbs down to democracy | Simon Tisdall
China is aiming for global ascendancy – but Xi Jinping’s vision of world dominion is centralised, oppressive and totalitarian

Simon Tisdall

12, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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EU launches €300bn fund to challenge China’s influence
Global gateway infrastructure strategy aims to counter belt and road initiative impact in Asia, Africa and Europe

Jennifer Rankin

01, Dec, 2021 @4:45 PM

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How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order
From China backtracking on coal to Britain’s ‘chicken king’ calling for a rethink of food production, the virus has accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky

Martin Farrer

15, Oct, 2021 @11:39 PM

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China owed $385bn – including ‘hidden debt’ from poorer nations, says report
AidData finds 42 low-to-middle income nations with ‘belt and road’ exposure exceeding 10% of GDP

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Sep, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Protests in Pakistan erupt against China’s belt and road plan
Demonstrations shut down Gwadar, where Chinese are blamed for lack of water and electricity and threat to local fishing

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad

20, Aug, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Syrian economy lies in ruins and China sniffs opportunity
Analysis: War may be winding down, but with Assad in charge for seven more years the country remains splintered

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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G7 backs Biden infrastructure plan to rival China’s belt and road initiative
Scheme is part of wider push for G7 leaders to question China on human rights, Taiwan and Covid-19

Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic Editor

12, Jun, 2021 @2:04 PM

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From Minsk to Hong Kong, people power just isn’t working any more | Will Hutton
Last week’s detention of an activist in Belarus is only the latest of many signals that we must relearn how to defend our values

Will Hutton

30, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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