President Emmanuel Macron (see also Photo of the Week on Back Page) elaborates on his counterpart Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative during a visit to China this week. “By definition, these roads can only be shared. If they are roads, they cannot be one-way,” he said, adding Europe was “back” and needed to work closely with China on the project. “These roads cannot be those of a new hegemony, which would transform those that they cross into vassals.”
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