The two highways, totalling 300km in length, will cost US$400 million to build, and financing may take two options: wholly funded by China, or split between China and Moldova 85:15
Theresa FallonMind-boggling how people whose job it was to know what was going on in Moldova had no clue about this. 🤦♀️
China & Moldova in talks to construct 2 highways in Moldova which will run combined length of 300km & will cost estimated US$400 million.
Beijing is increasingly integrating Pakistan into its military system to fulfil its global ambitions. New Delhi: The noticeable changes in China’s foreign policy in recent months, particularly the conciliatory tone, are attributable to a large...
Theresa Fallon"There are clear indicators that China is not only strengthening Pakistan to restrict India’s growth by keeping it under direct military pressure, but that it plans to use Pakistan as the outpost for its extended global maritime reach."
China’s investments in the region plunged by nearly half in 2018, to lowest level in four years
Theresa Fallon"China is reshaping the approach of its flagship “Belt and Road Initiative” in Southeast Asia, as Chinese projects in the region plunged last year amid growing global scrutiny of Beijing’s development strategy." #OBOR #BRI #BeltandRoad
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Former foreign correspondent and author of Claws of the Panda, on Canada-China relations, says it’s time to establish a more realistic relationship with the Asian superpower.
Theresa FallonGoverning classes in Canada’s political, academic & business groups have for too long taken a dangerously naïve & benign view of the CCP regime. The blessing of the Meng affair is that it has forced leaders to reassess their views of the CCP.#Huawei
Arrest of Huawei’s executive in Poland on spying charges raises the stakes in the region.
Theresa FallonPoland, largest market in CEE, was a crucial battlefield in Huawei’s struggle to avoid getting locked out of EU.Not only has Huawei been testing 5G technology in Poland; Deutsche Telekom launched 5G coverage in central Warsaw, using Huawei technology.
Theresa FallonChinese state media made clear for 1st time that country is building its third aircraft carrier, just days before summit meeting w/ US at G20. (Do you think that sounds like saber rattling?)
Washington-Beijing ties threaten to get much worse before they can possibly be stabilized
Theresa FallonWashington-Beijing ties threaten to get much worse before they can possibly be stabilized.Geopolitical contest will likely escalate dangerously. Powerful forces on both sides are driving the world's two strongest countries toward full-fledged confrontation.
For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack: spies, leaked emails, social media fraud — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means.
Theresa FallonProf. Khruscheva,great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev: What Russia pulled off, through creativity & sheer luck, would hv been the envy of Putin’s predecessors: puncturing American sense of superiority & insisting on Russia’s power & place in the world.
Within a distressed labor market, thousands of low-paid home workers create luxury garments without contracts or insurance.
Theresa Fallon"The offshoring of production to Asia and Eastern Europe over the last two decades, which intensified local competition for fewer orders and forced factory owners to drive down prices."
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a reques...
Theresa FallonPolish President Andrzej Duda asked Trump for a permanent US base during WH mtg, offering to name it “Fort Trump,” & explained it would be a bulwark against threat from Russia. Only way to improve on this would be to call it "Fort Tremendous Trump"