The infrastructure projects include ports, railways, roads, skyscrapers, airports, dams and railway tunnels.
UK, US Call For Alternative To Chinas BRI
30 March 2021 Current Affairs:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden asked democracies to provide an alternative to China’s infrastructure strategy, the “Belt and Road” (BRI) initiative.
Both leaders discussed by phone. They discussed issues including COVID-19 and global health security, China, Iran, climate change, and the maintenance of political stability in Northern Ireland.
Belt and Road Initiative (BRI):
♦ This is a global infrastructure development strategy of the Chinese government.
♦ Passed in 2013, the goal is to invest in 70 countries and international organizations.
♦ The ” Belt and Road ” initiative is the core content of the Xi Jinping’s foreign policy and Communist Party of China.
♦ The initiative was originally declared as the “Silk Road Economic Belt” by Xi Jinping during his official visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013.
♦ Belt refers to the proposed land route for road and rail transportation through inland Central Asia along the historical trade routes in the western region.
♦ The road refers to the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” or the Indo-Pacific route through Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
♦ The infrastructure projects include ports, railways, roads, skyscrapers, airports, dams and railway tunnels.