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Caterpillar drives sales on China’s new Silk Road

CHICAGO/NANTONG, China: At a Caterpillar facility in the eastern Chinese city of Nantong, an array of excavators, earth movers and road-making machinery is displayed on slopes and in mud pits. The audience is Caterpillar’s local network…

Europe casts a wary eye on China’s Silk Road plans

PARIS: Depending on who you ask in Europe, China's colossal East-West infrastructure programme is either an opportunity or a threat -- and when French President Emmanuel Macron visits next week, Beijing will be watching to see how keen he…

China’s Xi decries protectionism, touts Silk Road

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to reject protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning Beijing as a champion of globalisation, as some countries raised concerns over its trade ambitions. Xi addressed almost…

China’s new Silk Road: boom or dust for Pakistan?

SOST: A glossy highway and hundreds of lorries transporting Chinese workers by the thousands: the new Silk Road is under construction in northern Pakistan, but locals living on the border are yet to be convinced they will receive more from…