Tisna Tini

Intern/Features Writer

Tisna Tini is an international student majoring in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Ottawa.She also holds a degree in Linguistics from York Universtiy and is passionnated about learning languages. She is always on the look for new places to eat and ready to plan her next trip. In her spare time, she likes to do Yoga, hang out with friends and spend time in coffee shops.
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The Progress Made in the Belt and Road Initiative’s Five Key Goals

 The Progress Made in the Belt and Road Initiative’s Five Key Goals

During the first Belt and Road Forum in May 2017, President Xi presented five goals the BRI is committed to accomplishing. Here is an overview of the progress that has been made since then. 1. Policy coordination Policy coordination is an important guarantee for this initiative as it helps to promote [...]

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Myths Versus Facts - Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative really a “predatory debt trap”?

Myths Versus Facts - Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative really a “predatory debt trap”?

Many international criticisms have accused the Belt and Road Initiative of being a “predatory debt trap” favouring China’s own interests. China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was first put forward by Chinese President, Xi Jinping in 2013 and it is by far the most ambitious [...]

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What 10 Participating Countries Said About the Belt and Road Initiative

What 10 Participating Countries Said About the Belt and Road Initiative

Since the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was first unveiled in 2013, 126 countries and 29 international organizations have signed cooperation agreements with China to jointly build the BRI. While many countries are fully supportive of this initiative others remain skeptical towards it. To counter these [...]

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Financing and Funding for the Belt and Road Initiative

Financing and Funding for the Belt and Road Initiative

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese President Xi’s signature foreign policy plan and is one of the most ambitious infrastructure and investment efforts in history. The BRI began in 2013 to boost trade through investment in ports, power plants and other infrastructure in more than [...]

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8 Big Belt and Road Initiative Projects

8 Big Belt and Road Initiative Projects

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese President Xi’s signature foreign policy plan and is one of the most ambitious infrastructure and investment efforts in history. The BRI began in 2013 to boost trade through investment in ports, power plants and other infrastructure in more than [...]

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The Big Takeaways From the Second Belt and Road Initiative Forum

The Big Takeaways From the Second Belt and Road Initiative Forum

Photo credit: RIA Novosti China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese President Xi’s signature foreign policy plan and is one of the most ambitious infrastructure and investment efforts in history. The BRI began in 2013 to boost trade through investment in ports, power plants and other [...]

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China’s win win is working, with its successful Belt and Road Initiative

China’s win win is working, with its successful Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, April 1, 2019. (credit: Xinhua/Rao Aimin) via Belt and Road Portal China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese President Xi’s signature [...]

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Thirteen Strings presents its annual Good Friday concert: “Seven Last Words”

Thirteen Strings presents its annual Good Friday concert: “Seven Last Words”

As we enter into the Easter season, Thirteen Strings returns with its annual Good Friday concert on April 19 at Dominion Chalmers Church at 7:30 pm. Composers of the Baroque and Classical era always saved their greatest works for the Glory of God. Through the ages, “The Seven Last Words from the [...]

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Thirteen Strings awakens 17th century France with “Les folies de Versailles”

Thirteen Strings awakens 17th century France with “Les folies de Versailles”

Photo credit: Sébastien Ventura Shall we dance? Why not! On Friday, March 22, Thirteen Strings explores the world of dance-loving King Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil in “Les folies de Versailles”. The performance will feature works by di Gatti, Geminiani (Corelli), and Campra, as well [...]

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Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou, bites back by suing CBSA, RMCP and the federal government

Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou, bites back by suing CBSA, RMCP and the federal government

Photo credit: Handout/Reuters Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei alleged that her constitutional rights were violated when she was taken into custody. She has filed a claim and now suing the Canadian Border Services Agency, the RCMP and the federal government seeking damages for false imprisonment based on [...]

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