Weekly Top News - 2018 December 16


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  1. The Trump administration unveiled a new strategy for Africa this week focusing on countering China's growing influence on the continent, as well as Russia's attempts to gain footholds in resource-rich countries. - Read more

  2. On Wednesday, Ecuador joined onto Belt and Road. In addition, the South American country agreed a US$900m loan from China, which included the “lowest interest rate in history.” - Read more

  3. The Wall Street Journal reports that China will revise Made in China 2025 and give better access to foreign firms wanting to participate. If true, this could be huge news as it was one of the biggest areas of contention between US and China. - Read more

  4. A compilation of remarks by President Xi Jinping on the Belt and Road over the past five years has been published. The book contains 42 articles drawn from the speeches and public remarks made by Xi. - Read more

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Grzegorz Stec