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China Thinks New India-Mideast-Europe Railway Announced at G20 is Really About China

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden attend a session as part of the G20 Leaders' Summit at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on September 9, 2023. Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP

The Chinese Communist Party is not impressed with the “historic” announcement made at the G20 summit in New Delhi on Saturday that aims to build a vast multi-modal transportation corridor linking India to Europe via the Middle East.

The new railway, according to the CPC-run nationalist tabloid Global Times, is yet another case of “much said, little done” by the United States in an ongoing effort to “isolate China” and curtail Beijing’s advances in the Middle East.

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