Michele Geraci, a senior Italian official, said he is confident that Italy will clarify doubts over the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative connecting three continents to reach a consensus.
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The direction of Belt and Road investment is therefore exceedingly important, as choices made today will lock in either a climate-smart, inclusive-growth pathway or a high-carbon, inefficient and unsustainable pathway.
Can the Chinese model be applied overseas? Will open and transparent international rules be observed in pursuing the BRI? How will the issues of debt, environmental protection, and labor be resolved in the process?
The Belt and Road Initiative is not about infrastructure per se, is about the enabling impact of infrastructure and the way it enables economic growth and independence.
I was deeply impressed by the elements of inclusiveness and harmony contained in Chinese culture while maintaining diversity. Such inclusiveness and harmony are reflected in every aspect, including C...
Over the past five years, a series of successful projects under the Belt and Road framework have generated new opportunities for the economic and social development of host countries.
Important progress has been achieved regarding the BRI, which goes beyond the economic and commercial realms and also focuses on institutional, environmental, cultural, and social dimensions.
What has prompted Italy to join the initiative? And will other major European countries follow Italy's example to join the initiative?
They hope to increase exports to China, increase exports to countries and regions along the Belt and Road routes, explore third-party markets and improve connectivity.