“Enthusiasm cooled markedly [in Europe] when it was discovered that too many of the railway cars that brought Chinese goods to Europe were being shipped back empty: a rueful quip was that OBOR should be renamed OBOW: One Belt One Way.” “[A] February 2021 study of academic cooperation with Chinese entities found many UK universities… ‘generating research that is sponsored by China’s military conglomerates including those with activities in the production of weapons of mass destruction, intercontinental ballistic missiles, hypersonic missiles, and other items..’” #CHINAisASSHOE
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