"China's a reality and it's not going to go away. We can make things better by engaging with China instead of needlessly containing it.”
Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann

China champions globalisation with new Silk Road summit

Prof. Jean-Pierre Lehmann share his views on the new Silk Road summit with the Indian publication The Economic Times

China hosts on Sunday a summit showcasing its ambitious drive to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes and lead a new era of globalisation, just as Washington turns inward in favour of "America First" policies.

Leaders from 28 nations, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will attend the two-day meeting at Yanqi Lake, located in a Beijing suburb near the Great Wall.

But Western powers seem less enthusiastic about about the project, with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni the only leader coming from the Group of Seven industrialised nations.