Belt and Road explained: Where China: Neue Seidenstraße – neue 1 day ago   07:41

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Officially it's the Chinese government's Belt and Road Initiative: The New Silk Road is a trillion-dollar series of infrastructure projects meant to smooth the way for Chinese goods across the globe. It translates to highways, bridges, railways, ports; with a network stretching across Asia, Africa and into Europe. Partner countries are often eager for investment, and for improvements to old infrastructure. But the New Silk Road isn't a charity project. China is lending money, and spreading debt. Sri Lanka even handed a port to the Chinese after nearing default. And then there's the geopolitical significance: China is aiming for new influence on world markets. China’s New Silk Road is a highly centralized plan that leans on loads of cash and diplomacy from Beijing. The original Silk Road by comparison was a loose collection of trade routes that stretched from the Far East across the plains of Central Asia to the Western World. So what's similar apart from the name? You might say that the original Silk Road was where globalization got its start.
For this report by DW's Mathias Bölinger, DW spoke with Jason Jian, International Sales Director of the Broad Group and Ma Haiyun of Frostburg State University.

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Jim Battersbee
I think I'll get my information on the Belt and Road initiative from China, thanks all the same.
The legend of Timbuktu
So you can transfer technology through trade instead of slavery, colonisation, genocide and racism? White people take note
nick f
LOL look at all the chinese trolls here!!!!!! They are just like ants at a picknik aren't they? I discovered an insecticide for them, just ask them about the Tienanmen square massacre! They will run for their lives. They know if they even mention Tienanmen square massacre they will be arrested and imprisoned! Try it, it's FUN and it WORKS! How are you honoring the anniversary of the Tienanmen square massacre?
nick f
Roads to bring the Tienanmen square massacre to YOU too!
How are you honoring the JUNE 4th anniversary of the Tienanmen square massacre?
nick f
Any country that lets china in will regret it. They will pay you back with bullets.
Bob Jones
Once these third world African countries find out how weak the Chinese are without an American market to steal, cheat, and hack from because of President Trump, do you really think they're going to pay your money back? Don't think so, Losers!
First it is the responsibility of the partner country to study the feasibility of the project, including environmental impacts and its ability to repay the loan. If the country decided to build the road you cannot blame the Chinese contractors for "coming in to build the road"!
Second, not paying taxes for all machinery and materials imported into that country is part of the contract terms and conditions. If you ask Chinese contractors to pay the taxes, these amounts would be added to the total contract price. Then the loan amount would be bigger! the host country will end up paying more, at least on the interest. So please do not make a fool of yourself on this issue. It
There are successful cases where Belt and Road brings economic development to the the participating countries, for example, Kazakhstan. Her per capita income tripled since participating in the Belt and Road initiative (BRI). CPAC in Pakistan is another successful story, which western media is paying hardly any attention.
Now even Italy and Switzerland have signed up on the BRI. Angela Merkel of Germany is thinking of leading the whole EU to join the BRI en bloc!
Remember, BRI focuses on building infrastructures that promote economic development in the long term, not war, death, destruction and displacement of millions of innocent people, like what has happened in Iraq , Syria and Libya etc.
China is risking her hard-earned Forex to provide the capital too, for she has no military power to recover any defaulted loans. USA was invited by China to join BRI and participate in the Asia Investment Fund. USA chose to decline.
No doubt there are problems, but please recall that in the past how many projects funded by IMF or the World Bank also failed for various reasons, one of which is corruption by the local government officials.For example, Marcus of Philippines pocketed some US$10 billion from USA government aids and stashed it in banks in Switzerland. The Philippine government had to spend some 20 years to recover only some US$1 billion. So stop whining and work harder. [youtuber: lamdawave]
J Doe
BRI is CCP's version of NWO. No thanks.

Nice try, CCP.
Steven Kuang
wow the Chinese at 0:02 just does not make any sense. It's 2019 now, when making a video on China related matters, Please at least use GOOGLE TRANSLATE to put something makes sense on the screen.
Harmony Zhou
Deutschtan is out
World Citizen
The Chinese characters at the beginning makes no sense
Benon Ma
Pollution will be speed up.
Benon Ma
Old Silkroad had many colors but now new Silkroad aka Belt-Road have only one color - the Red.
Robert Kusuma
China will win trade wars vs US ,if silk road activated soon, Bye bye US
Noon Sombut
This is a fake way to say come make money together. Behide all this China is robbing country’s of land and resources. 3 face evils.
Jay Extarys
China is manipulative and only thinks about themselves and controlling the world
Romans Copied Chinese Way To Produce Silk , Now Chigga Copies Literally Everything
up,up,up! China
building is better than destroying.
yang Yang
You believe the "Chinese" phrases in the first frame are the translation of the right-hand side 😂?
Stop cheating your teacher just to finish your homework by Monday.
Diosdado Santiago
Wumao, when is payday???
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China: Neue Seidenstraße – neue Belt and Road explained: Where 1 day ago   04:56

Chinas "One Belt, One Road" Initiative verändert den Welthandel. Die Neue Seidenstraße entsteht zu Wasser und zu Land: aus Häfen, Eisenbahnlinien und Straßen. Gebaut und finanziert von chinesischen Firmen mit Staatsauftrag. Ein Signal, welche Rolle China global spielen will.
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