With heads of state, heads of government and representatives from more than 100 countries begins in Beijing for a summit to China’s controversial Initiative for the construction of a “New silk road”.

China’s state and party chief Xi Jinping will also open up the “Belt and Road Forum” called Meeting with a speech. With billion of investment in roads, Railways, ports and other infrastructure projects, China wants to create new economic corridors to Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and a better connected world. Critics warn, however, particularly poor countries in a debt trap and political dependencies of Beijing.

Germany’s Economics Minister, Peter Altmaier, who participates in the two-day Meeting, called on China, the international Social-, environmental-, human rights – and tendering standards.

the most Prominent guest of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin had met on Thursday in Vladivostok, the North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un to your first summit. The dispute over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is likely to be an important topic of his talks with China’s President Xi.

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