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Why didn't the Trans-Siberian Highway become a new Silk Road?
I will also ask people to “raise your hand” and I’ll unmute you
To what extent would the TTP have counterbalanced BRI?
Is the current US political opposition to China likely to impact the activities of Cah
China that you have outlined?
How does China's well known disdain for minority populations and cultures [e.g. Tibet, Uiggers] fit into the BRI? What challenges and changes might you anticipate both in China and the various host countries?
How is it possible that the Kenya Railway can break even by 2020?
To what extent has BRI always been a geopolitical effort to obtain greater global influence, rather than an economic one?
Seems like the BRI model is a disaster from a climate change perspective and contrary to China trying to advance a climate change beneficence image.
China seems to be a predatory lender, effectively colonizing the countries it lends to, as Mahatir said. Do the debtor countries have any recourse via international law?
On a cultural level both Santa Fe and Albuquerque were invited to participate in exchanges HOW is the debt ratio in the Central Asian Republics?
On a cultural level both Santa
On a cultural level both Santa Fe and Abq were invited to participate thruSister Cities in Central Asia. How is the debt ratio in Central Asian Republics like Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
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This is a clear weakness in the current International regime.
As BRI strengthens economic ties with Europe, does that have the potential of creating a wedge between the EU and the US and what are the implications for US leadership?
Anonymous = Richard Silver
It should also be noted that the cost of the projects is largely nominal. I.e, by requiring large parts of the funds (apart from bribes) go to Chinese companies, the actual dollar amounts dispersed will be substantially lower than the nominal amounts.
Given the strategic importance of Port of Gwadar to BRI, and its predatory lending practices, what protections are in place, if any, to protect Pakistan's nuclear arsenal?
Did I understand correctly that you are currently in Wuhan? The background we are looking at is stark and interesting. Is that a Chinese city in winter?
To what extent does China present an alternative form of competent government competitive to Western liberal democracy; are we entering into a new period of competing models of governance such as existed during the Cold War?
That was actually not my point. I am very dubious about those numbers. I would like to see how any of these projects pays itself off so rapidly.
I also was skeptical -- the TransSiberian Hwy/Railroad apparently didn't work.
Can you speak with any specificity to projects in the U.S.? my visual memory of your map seems to locate projects perhaps in Corpus Christi? Houston? Duluth, MN? many in the NE? all either Energy or Transportation sector investments?
Trump is clearly the biggest promoter of the Chinese model, albeit inadvertently.
Do you have any ideas as to ways to provide relief to countries that have wound up with excessive debt levels?
Those two sentences are completely separate.
Very informative presentation!