China realizes that countries that trade together, stay together, and it is putting its State Banks behind a worldwide effort to modernize countries that we’ve given up on, or even destroy the infrastructure of. This may cause a conflict between the U.S. bullies and the infrastructure-building China later on, but for now…
China is planning to put $46bn into energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years. Financing will come from the Chinese government and state-owned banks, and will allow the Chinese to form commercial companies.
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And even first-world countries like the United Kingdom are slated for China investment:
Is that a lot? For the UK, it certainly is. Its proposed new high-speed rail network, HS2, is considered a gargantuan expenditure at -50bn. In this context, the torrent of Chinese cash could be a “game-changer” for the entire British economy, say the report’s authors..
China is ready to invest 400 billion rubles ($10.7 billion) in the construction of a high-speed railway linking Moscow with Kazan, a top Russian rail official said Tuesday, as the Kremlin looks to further strengthen its economic ties with Beijing to offset the effects of its standoff with the West over Ukraine.
China Development Bank, which in April confirmed plans to invest $5 billion in Russia’s Far East, is among the parties ready to stump up the funds for the 800-kilometer-long line.
Trains with a top speed of 400 kilometers per hour will service the line, cutting the journey time from about 14 hours on regular trains to just 3 1/2 hours. It was slated to be built by 2018 — in time for the football World Cup, for which Kazan is one of the host cities. However, delays with design tenders and the diversion of state funds for the development of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, have hampered progress.