Comments on: Europe raises transparency issues with China’s Belt and Road Initiative EU news and policy debates across languages Tue, 09 Apr 2019 03:50:14 +0000 hourly 1 By: Paul Lim Sun, 27 May 2018 12:23:39 +0000 Agree that it is about Chinese influence. Europeans should not be so naive. Should look back at EU-China relations back to the 1970s. Should examine the indebtedness present and future of all the countries participating in the BRI. Sri Lanka is an example. The 16 +1 may be naive as well but their tendency of some of them towards illiberalism will attract them to China and if they think they cannot get funding from Western EU.