Weekly Top News - 2019 February 17


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  1. Foreigners invested a record $9bn into Chinese equity markets in January 2019. If the trend continues through the year, it will put foreign equity investments on par with FDI into China. - Read more

  2. China’s Central SOEs have played an important role in the development of Belt and Road. 92% have participated in BRI construction and more than 60% of them have made equity investment in countries along the routes in over 3,000 projects. - Read more

  3. Malaysian PM Mahathir  has confirmed his attendance at China’s second Belt and Road summit this April, in a move analysts say is aimed at reassuring Beijing of his commitment to the project. This follows cancelation of key Chinese railway projects in Malaysia. - Read more

  4. The US has warned of the growing influence of Huawei in central and eastern Europe as it launches a diplomatic push to curb Beijing’s ambitions in the region. Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, is due to visit Hungary, Slovakia and Poland this week.. - Read more

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