United States ready to participate in China's Silk Road project

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At an global summit in Beijing showcasing China's ambitious One Belt, One Road initiative, U.S. delegate Matt Pottinger said American companies had "much to offer" the project.

Former prime minister Shaukat Aziz said that the Belt and Road Initiative will be a game changer for the world - not just for one or two countries, because it will set the tone transcending many cultures, borders and ideologies. It has given Beijing an opening to try to play a bigger leadership role in trade, climate and other global issues, say experts.

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Mentioning that the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone in Cambodia, constructed by China, is developing well, Liu said that Chinese companies will expand investment in Cambodia.

Of the six corridors of Belt and Road, to New Delhi's interest is the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar route.

This year's summit was attended by leaders of 29 countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.

India has skipped the meeting due to sovereignty concerns over the United States dollars 50-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. African countries are exporting far less to China than they're importing.

"In advancing the Belt and Road, we will not re-tread the old path of games between foes". The huge amount China is spending in Pakistan has done little to enhance its credibility which would rise dramatically if India joins the program.

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Xi said the Belt and Road initiative is "a project of the century" that will benefit people across the world.

"The Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect economies, communities, and people".

The B&R includes a maze of roads and port projects.

Mr Xi reiterated that the initiative is an "open and inclusive platform for development", adding: "We will not base cooperation on ideological ground, nor will we pursue any political agenda or make any exclusive arrangement".

He said their support for this seminal initiative is rooted in the postulates that they have laid down today in the joint declaration.

"So, China welcomes the participation of India into the belt Belt and Road initiative", she said.

"The Belt and Road development does not shut out, nor is it directed against, any party". "The West is kind of consumed with its own domestic issues and in some cases paralyzed and politically fragmenting", Hillman said.

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