China puts gentler face on Belt and Road, hits back at critics

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (not pictured) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, April 27, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/Parker Song/via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) – China sought to put a gentler face on its massive plan to recreate the old Silk Road at a summit that ended on Saturday, saying it must do more to explain the program and boost sustainability even as state media hit back at critics. President Xi Jinping has made the Belt and […]

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