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Pakistan: Economic and social fortunes from the Sukkur-Multan Motorway
The entry is about a research article on how road infrastructure project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BR), has been catalyst in uplifting lives of local people especially those were underprivileged and downtrodden over the last many years. Upholding the basic spirit of BRI and CPEC anchoring people-oriented or public-centric, article titled "Pakistan: Economic and social fortunes from the Sukkur-Multan Motorway" published in China Economic Net (CEN) tells the story of positive impacts on all and sundry. It is an analytical article written after going into field, interacting local people, businessmen and Chinese officials in a bid to amplify quality that relates to facts and figures. It reveals that before the SukkurMultan Motorway, one of very vital projects of CPEC, local people were in despair believing that they were destined to live with poverty and deprivation. At this juncture, CPEC launched Sukkar-Multan Motorway. Article manifests the reality that this CPEC road project gave impetus to local businesses that had been languishing since long. New small business also sprouted due to witch people earning capacity were ramped up. Small and Medium Industry (SMEs) that deal with construction raw material made a big bucks. Article highlighted that project address public's commutation ordeal as long distance shrank into few hundred km. As distance was shortened, article mentioned, not only petrol consumption improved but also air pollution lowered down many fold. Articles tells that lot of youth, skilled and unskilled, were jobless. Project opened up employment opportunities for them. In last, article is an effort to highlight the reality that President Xi Jinping's BRI and CPEC projects focus on poverty alleviation, job creation and business facilitation. Sukkar-Multan Motorway is truly in line with aspiration with President XiJinping.
Here's how China's Belt and Road initiative can be predominantly beneficial for Nepal
The following article thoroughly contains general information on how Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), put forward by Honorable President of People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, is beneficial to one of China’ sclose neighboring nation, Nepal. Once the Belt and Road Initiative gives a proper shape to Nepal-China railway as a part of its plan, China can unarguably be a great boon to Nepal in many ways. The benefits mentioned in the article can be summarized in few points:Discussions about formation of Nepal-China railway was first perceived back in 2007 A.D. Ever since, there has been a sharp rise in the figures of trade between these two countries. The fact that Tibet lies in the border of Nepal and China, also plays a great role for enhancing the significance of Belt and Road Initiative to Nepal. As both Nepal and Tibet have similar environmental and economic circumstances,Nepal can export various locally produced goods to Tibet. The ties in trade between Nepal and Tibet has been followed since earliest days,as in ancient times Nepal used to export consumer goods (goods fulfilling daily requirements) to Tibet when Tibet exported goods like salt and gold. Thus, Nepal will be granted with a clear benefit of conducting Trade transactions with Tibet once Nepal-China railway line is formed under the BRI. Subsequent to the the construction of Nepal-China railway line, a bridge connecting Nepal, India and China is also said to be formed. This will give a clear way for the establishment of trilateral trade between these three nations. This relation will further benefit all three nations in the days ahead to come.
Crushing COVID-19 with laws
Crushing COVID-19 with laws explains the strict measures actuated by laws adopted by China to overcome the deadly COVID-19 pandemic which is alleged to have first started in Wuhan, Hubei Province. The newspaper in March reached out to two persons resident in two Chinese cities of Beijing and Shenzhen and through an interpreter, and sought their views on the lockdown and legal measures put in place to tackle the outbreak. Subsequently, this inquisition was expanded to include residents of other parts of China such as Hubei, Liaoning, Beijing etc. Interestingly, despite contrary reports of draconian abuses of human rights, an overwhelming majority of the respondents expressed confidence that the measures were necessary and effective in dealing with the situation in China. Therefore, it was not surprising that the results on the ground showed quick and effective control of the spread of the virus and the gradual restoration of normal life, which concurred with the views of the people on the law-backed measures in China. Part of these measures are being replicated worldwide, were used to deal with the pandemic. Indeed, the story is aimed at bridging the knowledge gap among Nigerians and indeed Africans about judicial administration in China. By highlighting the laws in China which were employed to fight COVID-19, and the confidence, the people have as shown in various surveys, including that conducted by the author in this report, creates more awareness about the unique Chinese system. The comparative aspects cited in the work will help to explore more studies in the field of Chinese legal system and unique democracy with Chinese characteristics in the era of people to people exchanges. The aim of the report is to deepen cooperation between Nigeria-China, and other African countries within the construction of the objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative.
China's Records in African Infrastructural Development
China's Records in African Infrastructural Development China footprint on infrastructural development in Africa cannot be over emphasis, as there is no nation that can stand the whopping dollars spent by China in developing African. This report examines China's growing role in the finance of infrastructure in Sub- Saharan Africa, a trend reflects a much more positive economic and political environment in the continent. The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative which is a driver of the win-win cooperation is really yielding positive outcomes in Africa.
Riding the Waves, or How Overland Uzbekistan found Access to the Sea with the Help of China
Throughout its short, but dynamic history of independent development, Uzbekistan has constantly faced a serious problem in the formation of foreign trade relations. Besides the fact that the Republic has no direct access to the sea, it is also one of the only two states in the world (like Liechtenstein) that border the countries that also do not enjoy access to the sea. Absence of coastline seriously affects the movement of freight traffic, forcing the republic to seek new forms of cooperation with neighboring countries to ensure optimal logistics and transport chains with uniform preferential transit tariffs. Therefore, the Chinese "The Belt and Road" initiative and other infrastructure projects facilitating emergence of additional opportunities to expand its presence in the global market are so important for Uzbekistan.
China-Mauritania and Arab Relations
In this file there are the most important comments and articles Moustapha Elbou wrote and published on China and on China's development and lifestyle. Through it he tried to get the readers to see the real China away from the Western media because he visited China and attended many conferences and meetings and spoke to the Chinese citizens spontaneously. This file contains what Moustapha Elbou published between 2017 and 2020, with a Chinese-English translation of the most important ideas and proposals, including "China represents the World in the Fight against COVID-19", the relationship between the Belt and Road Initiative and Mauritania, China's Sichuan region and its poverty alleviation efforts, as well as what he has seen and heard in rural and urban China.
BRI Stories
This entry contains more than ten detailed, diverse, and distinctive reports on Nepal and China under the Belt and Road Initiative. The author not only focuses on major diplomatic events such as the Nepalese Prime Minister and his delegation attending the Belt and Road Forum, but also pays much attention to the Nepali language courses offered by Chinese universities, the attitude of Chinese university students towards the post-earthquake reconstruction work in Nepal, and even anecdotes in Xiamen, China, showing profound reporting skills and humanistic and caring spirit of reporting. It helps illustrates the relationship between the two countries in a multi-dimensional manner. Although the author's linguistic richness and diction accuracy cannot be regarded as perfect, he has still produced excellent works in general.
Changing lives: Chinese investment in Uganda's copper mining gives hope to thousands
When a Chinese consortium won a concession to revive production at the Kilembe mines in south western Uganda, which had stopped operating in 1982, i applied for a Wits China-Africa Reporting Project grant to find out what the investment would mean for the locals and for Uganda as a country and my findings were thrilling.This article was widely published by different media houses including: The People's Daily Online and Trailblazer Magazine on pages 21, 22 and 23 - and the South Africa based China-Africa reporting website at:
China's Silk Road: The World's New Economic Paradigm
In June 2016, I was privileged to be among a group of journalists/practitioners representing over 200 media organisations world-wide, who were invited to attend the Media Co-operation Forum on Belt and Road organized by the People's Daily of China in Beijing. I was then Supervising Chief Editor of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) which I had gone to represent. Though I am now retired from government work, I still do a lot of freelance writing and contribute to various publications, in addition to providing consultancy services. I must admit that the experience I had at the 2016 Forum was like none I had ever encountered during my 35-year career in the media space. Indeed, the Forum provided a solid ground for the building of new and influential media alliances around the world. Hitherto, I had only a little idea about the Belt and Road initiative which was launched in 2014 by China's President Xi Jinping. However, my participation at the Forum did not only serve as an eye-opener but also generated in me a new interest about the Silk Road Project. In August 2016, I wrote an in-depth article with the title, "China's Silk Road: The World's New Economic Paradigm" which received wide publicity both in Ghana's local media and a number of international websites. I am presenting that same piece of work here as my entry for the 2020 Silk Road Global Media Awards. The purpose for which I wrote that article/story was, and still is, borne out of the conviction that strong advocacy and active support of journalists like myself (or the mass media generally) would go a long way to promote the lofty ideals/objectives of the Silk Road project. For instance, countries and people along the Silk Road corridor have different historical, cultural and economic circumstances, so journalists have a responsibility to help build bridges by promoting people-to-people interaction/connection.
Railway brings double luck to compensated land owners
Before the railway began in 2016, the community was effected by the railway construction project concerned about compensation. But after the project started offering the compensation, many land owners were very pleased because the payment was reasonable. The payment is higher than other previous government projects. This helps the construction of the first historic Laos-China construction protect be in progress. In this entry or topic: Mr Bounying Luanglath is one of many samples to benefit from the project. He receives reasonable compensation before buying new land and rebuild the same size of new house. First, he has a new house. Second, I has a plot of land measuring 20 metres by 20 metres after receiving the compensation payout.
In Nigeria, the railways are coming back
The article highlights the role of Chinese funding and technology in the actualisation of the railway modernisation programme of the federal government of Nigeria. The railway modernisation programme is designed to replace the moribund, existing narrow gauge with the more modern standard gauge. The article examines the achievements that have been recorded in the railway modernisation programme through the instrumentality of the BRI of which Nigeria is a signatory. With Chinese funds and technology, the first line was completed in July 2016 and has become a gamechanger and lifeline for commuters on the Abuja/Kaduna railway line. The second line is billed for commissioning soon and would serve the Lagos/Ibadan route. Passengers who have used the new rail services are excited. In Nigeria the railways are coming back, aiding people to people connection, creating jobs and boosting business activities.
Chinese Investments Shaping Belt And Road In Nigeria
The article Chinese Investments Shaping Belt And Road In Nigeria looks at how Chinese investments in Nigeria through the Belt And Road Initiative has immensely contributed towards developing the country, especially in the area of infrastructure. In this article, more awareness is created in Nigeria of what the Belt And Road Initiative stands for. Many are of the belief that it is a non tangible, geographical initiative, unaware that China's development of some countries in Africa is physical and a part of the initiative. The article looks at how China is driving the Belt Ad Road Initiative through the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCC) located in Abuja and also referred to as the political aspect of the Belt And Road Initiative. How the Chamber is in the lead of setting the speed for not just the building of infrastructure but for trade and people to people exchanges in line with BRI guidelines. Companies such as the CGCOC, formerly known as CGC Overseas Construction Group Ltd's investments, China Civil Engineering And Construction Corporation (CCECC), China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), China Exim Bank, SINOMA and Startimes among others are partnering with the federal government of Nigeria and working towards making the Belt And Road Initiative in Nigeria a reality.
Diplomatic relations between Nepal and China: Going from strength to strength
I had prepared this radio report and the subsequent online story to mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the formal bilateral relations between Nepal and People's Republic of China. Nepal and China enjoy a cordial relationship that has remained free of any controversy. China has been helping Nepal in different sectors to fulfill the Nepalese government's campaign of "Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali". In this article, I have made special reference to the age old SinoNepalese cultural and religious ties. I have also included different dimensions and aspects of modern diplomatic relations between the two friendly neighbors, including the projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which are aimed at alleviating poverty in Nepal through infrastructure development and job creation. I have prepared many radio stories and reports highlighting the special friendship between Nepal and China and positive role that BRI can play in Nepal's economic progress and development.
The envy of Russian old people: there are no beggars Among Chinese pensioners
Life of retirees in China. Within the framework of the journalists' BRNN Media workshop. While criticizing that the pension reform in Russia has brought more poor elderly people, she points out that China adheres to the position of the people and tries to solve the poverty problem of the masses while building an economic power. It also looks into the future prospects of the Belt and Road initiative for improving people's living standards.