Two-way boulevard

“The ancient Silk Roads were never only Chinese”


Emmanuel Macron

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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