Xi Jinping

Four Countries Prepare an Alternative to the Chinese "One Belt One Road" Initiative

Australia, the United States, Japan and India are negotiating a joint regional infrastructure scheme to be an alternative to China's One Belt One Road, and to counter the growing influence of Beijing, according to Australian Financial Review magazine quoted by Reuters.

France signs deals with China but warns against ‘pillaging’ 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron oversaw the signing on Jan. 9 of business deals worth billions of dollars, seeking better trade ties even as France’s finance minister boasted of rejecting those investments he likened to “pillaging.”