Weekly Top News - 2019 January 13


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  1. Another round of trade talks between the US and China officially concluded, with some progress made. Liu He will visit the US for another round of talks on 30 and 31 January. - Read more

  2. In the latest example of Belt and Road opening up to third countries, Chinese Ambassador to France Zhai Jun announced that France and China would jointly launch infrastructure and ecology projects under BRI. - Read more

  3. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traveled to China on Monday at the request of President Xi Jinping. It's Kim's fourth visit to China in a year, and this visit coincides with his birthday! - Read more

  4. Separatist insurgents in Balochistan, Pakistan, have vowed to continue attacks on Belt and Road projects in the region, despite the assassination of their commander two weeks ago (something China described as a “good development.”) - Read more

  5. Elon Musk attended the launch ceremony Tesla’s $5bn factory in Shanghai that is expected to begin producing electric cars by the end 2019. Gigafactory 3 will be China's first wholly foreign-owned car plant. - Read more

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Grzegorz Stec