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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6 ways Canadian companies can get involved in the Belt and Road Initiative

6 ways Canadian companies can get involved in the Belt and Road Initiative

Photo: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Ottawa in September 2017 (credit: Jake Wright, The Hill Times) Here are 6 ways Canadian companies can follow in the steps of other foreign firms and get involved with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). As investors Since the [...]

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How the Belt and Road Initiative is opening up business opportunities

How the Belt and Road Initiative is opening up business opportunities

The Belt and Road Initiative offers opportunities not only for Chinese companies but also for foreign firms. With many regions around the world suffering from low investments and a lack of infrastructure, the BRI is highly viewed as an initiative that can boost connectivity, trade and growth. Since [...]

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Latin America is increasingly embracing the Belt and Road Initiative

Latin America is increasingly embracing the Belt and Road Initiative

Much like the Arctic, Latin America and the Caribbean were only recently integrated in the Belt and Road Initiative’s growing blueprint. But since then the BRI has seen the rise of many new partners from this region. In the last six years, since the BRI was first put forward, it has expanded its [...]

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative is expanding with a “Polar silk road”

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is expanding with a “Polar silk road”

China emphasis its “shared interest” with Arctic nations and the plans to include the polar region in future Belt and Road projects In January 2018, the Chinese government released a white paper, titled “China’s Arctic Policy”, pledging to participate actively in Arctic [...]

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Thirteen Strings presents a charming way to close the season with a Summer Serenade

Thirteen Strings presents a charming way to close the season with a Summer Serenade

Sometimes unpredictable things happen and it is then necessary to change a concert program! The chamber orchestra meant to present a concert titled “Day and Night”, but instead felt compelled as the sun was out to serenade their public! Music Director, Kevin Mallon happily complied and decided [...]

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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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