Tbilisi’s Silk Road Forum: China’s Marshall Plan reaches Europe


Downtown Tbilisi

And Europe wakes up to a Chinese Marshall Plan in its East Neighborhood

Georgia is hosting (16-17, October) an inaugural Silk Road Forum, attended by around 1,000 participants from all over the world and, particularly, the string of countries stretching from Georgia to China. The guests include government representatives from 30 countries, officials from 20 international financial and donor organisations and envoys from 300 Chinese mega-companies.

The event is unusual. Unusually, for a developing middle-income country, the event is not being organized by UNDP, it...

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