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Last week, Chinese officials said that China will lower tariffs on most Afghan imports to zero, as part of an effort to increase imports from the nation. They also mentioned plans to expand the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to the country as well.
A recent paper published by a Chinese university sets out BRI data for the first half of 2022, finding that the overall figures for BRI projects remained at a stable level compared to 2021, with some interesting shifts in terms of the countries and regions involved.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently met with high level officials of five Central Asian countries, and discussed further cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), finance, trade, energy, and other areas, as well as railways connecting China and Europe.
During his recent visit to Pacific Island countries in May, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized that China is willing to cooperate with these countries in many areas, including trade, and signed some cooperation documents on the economy, the Belt and Road Initiative, and tariffs with a few of these
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter yesterday to the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), criticizing the DFC for focusing on progressive goals and ignoring its mission of "counter[ing] the Chinese Communist Party’s Belt and Road Initiative."
China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) recently issued the third batch of typical cases related to the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. According to the SPC, the issuance of typical cases will "give full play to the exemplary role of various typical cases of disputes involving the development of