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Wang Yi to Challenges Western BRI-Rivals: Bring it On

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi at the news conference following the Belt and Road Forum's closing ceremony. Image: Xinhua

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a press conference following the closing ceremony of this week’s Belt and Road Forum that summed up the sprawling event as an example of a confident China’s openness to working with the world (and especially the Global South) to boost mutual development.

Wang reiterated one of the key themes of China’s current messaging in the Global South: China’s offer of modernization:

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