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Xi suggests aligning B&R initiative with European investment plan

Xi suggests aligning B&R initiative with European investment plan

The Chinese government's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) had been endorsed by 56 countries and regional organisations by signing memorandums of understanding and agreements with China. "However, the absence of New Delhi in the B&R has not affected the forum in Beijing, and it will exert even less effect on the progress the initiative will make in the world", a Global Times editorial said. "We are awaiting a positive response from the Chinese side".

"No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity", India's foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday. It also will be helpful for China to integrate its technology, manufacturing and service expertise with them to benefit more people around the world.

India has been the most openly critical voice against the $1 trillion scheme, largely because one of the key projects passes through Pakistan and the disputed Kashmir region.

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Xi announced that China will contribute an additional 100 billion yuan (about $14.5 billion) to the $40 billion Silk Road Fund to scale up financial support for the Belt and Road Initiative. China's Finance Ministry, the World Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the Asian Development Bank signed a memorandum of mutual understanding on cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative.

"Rising nationalism has made Indian public opinion extremely sensitive on China-related issues", the editorial describes India's current situation regarding relations with the neighbouring state. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is an initiative on economic cooperation.

"I'm not saying the prime minister should have gone, but we are stakeholders, we are partners.so we should have had some presence", he added.

India has not sent an official delegation to attend the "Belt and Road Forum" in Beijing and instead criticized China's global initiative, warning of an "unsustainable debt burden" for countries involved. "That's why they tried really hard to get us on board".

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Beijing is willing to maintain communication with Rome on major worldwide issues, and hopes Italy can play a positive role within the European Union in order to safeguard development of China-EU ties, he said.

While he said "perception can become more powerful than the reality", he added that China "remains a very closed trade and investment market especially when compared to the United States". The initiative is about maximizing opportunities so as to promote growth and development on the Belt and Road routes.

"Being part of One Belt allows the continent to move to a new platform, through which global collaboration will allow for value-addition, innovation, and increased prosperity", said President Kenyatta.

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