China plans to invest more than 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in the Great Stone Industrial Park east of Minsk. Critics say it provides little benefit to the country.
As the UN climate conference wraps up, Asia’s emission-producing economic powerhouses have said that their growing wealth doesn’t guarantee that they can fully comply with the Paris Agreement without assistance.
Panama has become the first Latin American country to sign on to Beijing's vast "Belt and Road" investment initiative. China has particular interest in Panama because of its location between the Pacific and Atlantic.
German officials were reportedly pushing earlier this year for their government to follow other countries' lead and slap a ban on Chinese IT firm Huawei. But Berlin doesn't seem inclined to bow to US pressure.
Belarus' autocratic leader Lukashenko wants to turn his country into a hub for the digital and cryptocurrency sectors. But despite the abundance of local brainpower, how easy is it to enforce hipster cool by decree?
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