China and My Country

Oct 27, 2023

Uruguayan Ambassador to China: Uruguay Provides Exemplary Model of Positive Cooperation under BRI

Uruguay is an “excellent” example of how BRI cooperation can be very positive, said Fernando Lugris, Uruguayan Ambassador to China. “We have [witnessed] an increase of more than 50% in our trade since we joined the initiative,” he said, adding that cooperation projects are fiscally responsible and rooted in Uruguayan values. “We have zero debt with China. So we are an example that we can join the initiative and we can contribute with our own principles and specificities.” Check out the full interview.

Oct 26, 2023

Georgian Ambassador to China: We are ready to play a more important role in the BRI

Georgia has emerged as a gateway between Europe and Asia and is ready to play a more important role in the Belt and Road Initiative, said Archil Kalandia, Georgian Ambassador to China. “We are ready to be involved with our port infrastructure, with our railway infrastructure, with our highway infrastructure, to play a more important role in Belt and Road Initiative,” he said. Georgia was one of the first signatories to the BRI, officially signing a memorandum of cooperation with China in 2015.

Oct 18, 2023

Serbian Ambassador to China: BRI Is About Connectivity

“Although our two countries are geographically far apart, our two peoples are close in hearts,” Maja Stefanovic, Serbian Ambassador to China said in fluent Chinese. Serbia is an important link of the Belt and Road (BRI) and has numerous ongoing infrastructure projects with China. Check out her full interview on the BRI’s impact in Serbia.

Oct 16, 2023

Armenian Ambassador to China: BRI Aims to Establish a Justified World

Armenia is one of the first countries to welcome the Belt and Road Initiative. Sergey Manassarian, the Armenian ambassador to China, says the BRI is more than a business program. The BRI is a unique program with the main purpose of establishing a justified world, creating the possibility for all countries to develop, and for achieving a shared future, he said.

Oct 13, 2023

Former Tanzanian Ambassador to China: Opportunities that China Presented Beneficial to Tanzanian Grassroots

Since Tanzania joined the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2018, vital infrastructure projects remain ongoing and bilateral trade between Tanzania and China has increased to over $8 billion. “If we had no option of Chinese enterprises, we would pay an arm and a leg to realize such projects,” said Mbelwa Kairuki, former Tanzanian ambassador to China.

Oct 12, 2023

Ambassador of Nepal to China: BRI has woken up ancient history of the Silk Road

Nepal’s ambassador to China, Bishnu Pukar Shrestha, says the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is bringing the people of Nepal and China closer together and strengthening the country’s economic development. Connectivity is the most important thing he said, adding that the China-Nepal cross-border railway, will not only connect Nepal and China physically but, also connect the hearts of the people of the two countries.

Oct 10, 2023

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to China: BRI will help developing countries achieve a higher level of development

“I think we have to separate propaganda from reality. Sri Lanka did not fall into a trap.” Talking about critics of the Belt and Road Initiative accusing China of pursuing a policy of “debt-trap diplomacy”, Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to China, Dr. Palitha Kohona, refuted the allegations. On the contrary, BRI-related investments will help Sri Lanka to extricate itself from the massive financial crisis that it is facing. He said BRI will help developing countries achieve a higher level of development.

Oct 9, 2023

China and My Country | Talk with Ambassadors from BRI Partners

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. What significant results have been achieved through BRI cooperation? How have different countries and regions benefited from this transformative initiative? Join us through the lens of ambassadors from BRI partners to hear about the positive changes that the BRI has brought over the past decade. Stay tuned!