China – Investing in Central and Eastern Europe

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Li Keqiang Meets with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of Macedonia, Unanimously Agreeing to Jointly Build Land-Sea Express Passage Linking China and Europe

Latvia to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Latvia became on Nov 4 the first country in the Baltic Sea area to sign a memorandum of understanding to link up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, during the visit by Premier Li Keqiang to the country.

The initiative, which comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21 Century Maritime Silk Road, aims to boost connectivity and trade across Asia, Africa and Europe. The initiative was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013.

The memorandum was signed after Premier Li’s meeting with his Latvian counterpart Maris Kucinskis in the country’s capital, Riga, on his first visit to the European Union country.

Premier Li and Kucinskis also…

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