Women have fought hard for their rights in Hunza Valley, in the Karakoram Mountains. Now China is building the New Silk Road through Pakistan. That could mean yet more freedom for the women. But it could also change their valley beyond recognition.
At the Belt and Road Forum, China intends to allay fears conjured up by its "New Silk Road" project. Beijing has an interest in tweaking the initiative, says DW's Frank Sieren.
The Mediterranean country is the first in the G7 to join China's Belt and Road Initiative. But in one small port town in Italy, Chinese investment is nothing new. DW's Giulia Saudelli and Mu Cui report from Vado Ligure.
After meeting in Paris, the Chinese and French presidents have announced deals worth billions of euros. But officials have warned that EU member states may "find themselves dependent" on Chinese investment.
Italy has become the first G7 country to join China's massive Belt and Road project. Debt-burdened Rome is eager to boost trade, but Washington and Brussels are uneasy about Beijing's global ambitions.
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