Turkey plays key role in Belt and Road Initiative: Erdogan

One diplomatic source familiar with discussions on the forum's communique said: "The forum is downright glorification of Xi Jinping and One Belt, One Road", using the straight Chinese translation of the project's title. All feed a fundamental yearning among ordinary Chinese: to see their country's prestige and status rise.

China has released a series of English language propaganda videos aimed at young children.

The party will hold its twice-a-decade congress this fall at which Xi will oversee an infusion of fresh blood in leading bodies, most importantly the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee.

A new global airport will also be built in Gwadar.

"The Belt and Road initiative was proposed by President Xi in 2013, but this initiative is not an individual proposal, or merely left at a proposal level".

A Pakistan Navy soldier stands guard while a loaded Chinese ship at Gwadar port that links to China's far western region on a new global route exporting goods to the Middle East and Africa, about 700 kilometres west of Karachi.

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Singing the praises of China's ambitious foreign policy project.

Despite an under-developed internet communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, less-developed nations could leapfrog from an outdated technology in the past, without the drag of an outdated infrastructure buildup, once they get wired into the latest technologies, said Robert Xiao, CEO of Perfect World, a Beijing-based online gaming and motion pictures conglomerate, during an interview in Qingdao, Shandong Province. The Asian Development Bank says the region, home to 60 percent of the world's people, needs more than $26 trillion of such investment by 2030 to keep economies growing.

"It has already begun to squeeze the strategic space of China's neighbours as well as bend borders". What if the projects founder with time and multiple states wound up in a fraught relationship with Beijing defined by nothing more than debt obligations?

From the Mekong Delta to Balochistan, from Britain's Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant to the second phase of Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, the breadth and geographic expanse of projects covered under the BRI banner is vast, amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars in economic activity.

The initiative could also set back the goal of establishing a domestic economy centered on consumption rather than investment, warns political commentator Hu Xingdou. As the world's two major economies, China and Europe can not develop well without a stable global economy, to which the sustainable growth of the Chinese and European economies is a contribution.

In these countries, the BRI is seen as mere window-dressing for mercantilist geo-economic realpolitik - in other words, China is putting its industrial overcapacity and bloated state-owned enterprises to work overseas to expand its sphere of influence both within Asia and, more broadly, around the world.

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