A Global Times report dated August 1, 2018, quoting Nepal's Department of Industry (DOI), said that Nepal had received a total of US$ 505 million in FDI between 2017 and mid-July 2018, with Chinese investment accounting for 84% of the total.
Slow growth and need for better infrastructure are pushing European countries into China’s BRI orbit, says Prof.Swaran Singh of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
In 2018, items worth US$ 53,878.06 million dollars were imported by India from China.
Over the past three decades, 850 million people have been lifted from poverty in China, which is a world record.
China entered into an informal agreement with Pakistan-based Islamic terror outfits by which they will not harm China in return for China’s protection in the international arena, says Prof..Swaran Singh
90% was borrowed from international capital markets in the form of sovereign bonds, term financing facilities and foreign holdings of gilt-edged securities, say economists Dushni Weerakoon and Sisira Jayasuriya
"Only a solution that is acceptable to all sides could fundamentally provide a chance for a lasting solution to the issue," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.
According to former Indian envoy in Beijing Gautam Bambawale, India must learn to be "transactional" with China, and see what it is that Beijing would like in return for support at the UN.
“Only decisions made through responsible and serious discussions are the way to solve problems sustainably," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang
President Xi Jinping outlines his time-bound agenda for the development of rural China and urges cadres and officials to stick to the timetable.