Putin Arrives in China, Xi Welcomes World Leaders

  • President Xi Jinping said the BRI is “in its prime after a vigorous decade and is heading toward the next golden decade,” speaking at a welcome banquet Tuesday evening. “High-quality” Belt and Road cooperation will create a brighter future for humanity while the world faces increasing economic downward pressure and other challenges, Xi said.
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is the only European Union head of state to attend the Belt and Road forum. The country is one of China’s remaining EU supporters after Italy informed Beijing of its plan to exit the initiative.

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