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6:30 pm

“China Marches West” talk by Seth Singleton at the Belfast Free Library

November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Seth Singleton at the Belfast Free Library on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm. His  talk, "China Marches West," is free and open to all. Several times in its long history a powerful China has marched west into the inner Asian deserts and mountains, toward Persia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Europe.  Today a wealthy and powerful China is marching west again. The Belt and Road initiative sends Chinese companies and workers to build roads, railways, bridges, ports and pipelines in countries from Tajikistan and Pakistan to Croatia and Greece. These projects, financed with Chinese loans, are designed to bring resources to China, expand markets for Chinese goods, and establish China’s primacy across Eurasia. The Belt and Road projects begin in China’s western province of Xinjiang, homeland of the Turkic Muslim Uyghurs. Uyghurs have resisted Han colonization with riots and occasional violence. China links the Uyghur...

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