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'One Belt,One Road' China's plan to reposition global economy

'One Belt,One Road' China's plan to reposition global economy
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By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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China hosts 'One Belt,One Road' conference to reposition world trade

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China is hosting a major international conference the “One Belt, One Road” initiative.

The move announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013 mimics the historic Silk Road Trade route that will link China with Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Unlike Trump’s “America First” mantra, the “One Belt, One Road” plan aims to remake global commerce in China’s image https://t.co/MeQ3EsXcAJ

— The New York Times (@nytimes) 14 May 2017

There are two planned routes by seas and overland.

Beijing intends to raise cross-border trade to $2.5 trillion over the next decade.

Jinping has already pumped $1 trillion
of government money into the project.

Belt and Road focuses on Asian and European continent, open to all like-minded friends , Xi says at the Roudtable Summit of leaders. pic.twitter.com/Hc8tQ3bB2n

— One Belt One Road (@OBORCHINA) 15 May 2017

“This is a time of interdependence where global threats are breaking out all the time, no country has the ability to remain unaffected nor can they solve problems alone,’‘ said president Xi.

Belt and Road focuses on Asian and European continent, open to all like-minded friends , Xi says at the Roudtable Summit of leaders. pic.twitter.com/Hc8tQ3bB2n

— One Belt One Road (@OBORCHINA) 15 May 2017

The geo-political project is seen by some as a repositioning of the global economy with China as the dominant player in world affairs.

For the EU a beneficial trade deal at both ends of the new Silk Road is a key consideration.

Jyrki Katainen is the EU Commission vice-president:
“So in order to materialize what President Xi (Jinping) has said, let’s speed up investment negotiations and let’s have a good result as soon as possible.”

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says it will support the plan if it promotes growth, is socially acceptable and environmentally friendly.

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