Why did Daniel Andrews go it alone with his China deal? Why did Daniel Andrews go it alone with his China deal?

Why the secrecy? If it's such a great idea surely Victorian voters would be elated. Holding it back understandably raises deep suspicion.


Victorian Government bows to calls to release controversial China deal

The Victorian Government publishes an agreement it signed with China over its controversial global infrastructure initiative, after several days of pressure from the Opposition and the Federal Government.

State government’s decision to sign up to initiative could be unconstitutional, experts warn

Op-Ed: Australia tiptoes on to the New Silk Road Op-Ed: Australia tiptoes on to the New Silk Road

An Australian state, Victoria, has signed up with China to explore participation in the Belt and Road initiative, aka the New Silk Road. This is Australia’s first hesitant step on the New Silk Road, but it’s a major deal.

Belt and Road initiative boosts China’s film coproductions with rest of the world

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), and film has become a new channel for countries alongside the two routes to communicate and cooperate.

Belt and Road Initiative: Contribution by All, Benefits for All

BOAO/BEIJING, China -- The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the new Silk Road, is a master plan proposed by President Xi Jinping of China in 2013.

US officials warn China’s BRI could lead to debt trap, undermine sovereignty

US government officials and experts have expressed apprehension about China’s flagship multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative.

Cooperating with China and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) opens doors of potential development to developing countries. Sri Lanka should position itself to benefit from this opportunity, former Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Currently Managing Director, Hairong Investments International (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka, Dr. Palitha Kohona said.

The changing dynamics of China-Bangladesh relations

Right from the beginning of their diplomatic ties in October 1975, China and Bangladesh have been maintaining a close relationship, often entitled as “trusted friendship” or “all-weather friendship”. While, for decades, their bilateral relations have primarily been focused on trade and defence cooperation, the ongoing pattern projects a gradual extension of this mutual cooperation to political, social, cultural, and maritime sectors as well.