Rohingya crisis: China wants peace talks


PV International Desk : China says it is willing to set the stage for mediation between Myanmar and Bangladesh to resolve the Rohingya crisis. China has backed its longtime ally Myanmar in the military crackdown against the Rohingyas in Rakhine State after insurgent attacks on security forces on Aug 25.
Bangladesh is “appreciative” of China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, believing it will bring “important opportunities” for Bangladesh’s goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2021 and a Developed Country by 2041. Under the initiative which comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, China is focusing on building a trade and infrastructure network for connecting Asian countries with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road routes. The aim is to boost development of other countries and their trade with China.