Connectivity has also been enhanced in recent years, thanks to airlines including Qatar, Etihad, and Emirates offering one-stop connections between China and Scotland via the Middle East. Turkish Airlines and Finnair are also now competing with British Airways, Air France, and Lufthansa for a share of the market serving Scotland.
According to the plan submitted to the country’s top legislature, the new agency will help enhance the strategic planning and coordination of foreign aid and humanitarian assistance, which is now mainly the work of the ministries of commerce and foreign affairs.
And thanks to its own economic development, China has never been closer to the center stage in world affairs. So that now, as well as providing material assistance, it is sharing its wisdom and experience in poverty alleviation and development, which has been welcomed by countries around the world, as demonstrated by those along the ancient Silk Road trade routes that have enthusiastically embraced the Belt and Road Initiative.
Officers have seized a white Ford Transit van which had been stolen from Ballance Street and was left at the scene.
This is much needed, because even though it upholds the principles of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefits and win-win results in providing foreign assistance, the lack of information about its aid has left room for suspicions to be raised about its motives. Some critics in the West accuse it of being a “rogue donor”, claiming it uses aid to support authoritarian regimes in return for access to their countries’ natural resources