2018 September 21

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Here is the Belt & Road Today brought to you by Belt and Road Advisory

  1. Pakistan has asked China to soften restrictions on Muslims in Xinjiang, according to this report. Muslim countries, including Pakistan - China's closest diplomatic partner - have largely remained silent so far.  - Read more

  2. India Civil Aviation Minister Prabhu announced that India plans to invest more than $60 bn in airports to almost double the country’s current 120 airports in the next 10 to 15 years. Chinese firms are already eyeing the prospect of participating in the construction. - Read more

  3. Thailand sees a planned trade deal with Sri Lanka as an opportunity to tap into China's signature Belt and Road Initiative. Representatives of the Sri Lankan government are in Bangkok on Thursday for two days of talks regarding the pact with their Thai counterparts. - Read more

  4. According to the recently released 2018 Big Data Report under the BRI, the initiative's influence has further increased, its cooperation range has been expanded and connectivity levels among Belt and Road members have improved significantly. - Read more

  5. Li Keqiang gave a keynote speech at the Summer Davos in Tianjin. In response to rising concerns with Chinese projects overseas, Li said that Chinese BRI projects need to pay special attention to cultural sensitivities on the ground. - Read more

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Grzegorz Stec