Xi Seeks to Address Concerns Over China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Plan

  • Plan should give ‘sense of gain’ for nations involved, Xi says
  • Initiative criticised as tool to serve China’s own interests

Xi Jinping.

Photographer: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for IAAF

Chinese President Xi Jinping is seeking to assuage international concern that his three-year-old signature initiative to revive an ancient trading route linking China and Europe is only about serving his nation’s interests.

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