China will work together with African Countries to further deepen and promote the joint Construction of the Belt & Road, said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang at Monday Press briefing.

Geng Shuang refuted the slanders by some Western Politicians on China’s efforts to implement Belt & Road Initiative in Africa.

There is No Country that gets into a debt trap because of China’s Investment

“I don’t know what the factual basis was when some people related the Belt & Road Initiative to ‘debt trap’ and ‘House of Cards’.

What I know is that there is no Country that gets into a debt trap because of China’s Investment.”

The attempt to doubt and smear the Belt & Road Initiative has never stopped the International Cooperation within the framework of the Initiative from growing and developing.

We have signed 199 Cooperation agreements on the Belt & Road Initiative with 137 Countries and 30 International Organisations, including 44 African Countries and the Commission of the African Union.

The International Community and Our Brothers in Africa have cast their votes of confidence with their practical actions to implement the Belt & Road Initiative, and also the best responses to some people’s vicious slanders,” said Geng.

“As an African saying goes, the cries of the frogs will not stop a cow from drinking water”

“No matter how some Countries or Individuals are trying to smear and speak ill of China, China will always adhere to the principle of consultation and cooperation for shared benefits and work together with African Countries to further deepen and consolidate the high-quality joint construction of the Belt & Road so as to yield more fruitful results and better benefit Africa and African people,” Geng added.