2019 January 9

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

  1. 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

  2. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has 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

  3. Elon Musk attended the launch ceremony Tesla’s $2bn 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

  4. Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Sunday that Nepal’s new cross-border railways will be developed with assistance from both China and India. The Himalayan country is applying a smart hedging strategy. - Read more

  5. Kenya plans to introduce teaching of Mandarin Chinese in primary schools in 2020, a government official said on Monday. The design, scope and sequence of the mandarin syllabus have already being completed. - Read more



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