GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

MOSCOW, Mar 9 (FAM) – While opposition to globalization is emerging in some Western countries, China firmly upholds the idea of openness and integration by pushing forward its Belt and Road Initiative, said a Russian analyst.

“The Belt and Road Initiative is directed against the narrow-minded protectionism, isolationism and attempts to sow discord between nations,” Sergei Luzyanin, director of the Far Eastern Studies Institute under the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Xinhua in a recent interview.