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China Wants World’s Biggest Infrastructure Plan to Go ‘Green’

April 29, 2019, 5:28 PM

China’s President Xi Jinping has called for a “green” Belt and Road Initiative, the world’s largest infrastructure program in terms of spending and reach.

“We need to pursue open, green, and clean cooperation,” Xi said April 26 before 37 heads of state and government representatives from around 150 countries.

“The Belt and Road is not an exclusive club and aims to promote green development. We may launch green infrastructure projects, make green investments, and provide green financing to protect the Earth which we all call home,” Xi said.

The Belt and Road Initiative is Xi’s signature foreign policy strategy, first ...