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China's Belt and Road Initiative recast as 'open, green and clean'

The summit marking BRI's 10-year anniversary notably drew Russia's President Vladimir Putin as a guest of honor among leaders and officials from 130 nations.

Shanghia's skyline, a symbol of China's recent development (AN/Hanny Naibaho/Unsplash)

While its domestic spending for dirty coal-fired power surges, China promises to boost green energy in its global Belt and Road Initiative.

China's President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday his nation's US$1 trillion global infrastructure program has shifted to a "philosophy of open, green and clean cooperation" that promotes connectivity and sustainability.

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