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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets for talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in BeijingChina’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets for talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China April 25, 2019. Nicolas Asfouri/Pool via REUTERS

By Kevin Yao

BEIJING (Reuters) – China aims to make the Belt and Road initiative sustainable and prevent debt risks, its finance minister said on Thursday, seeking to allay criticism that the infrastructure plan to boost trade and investment creates a heavy burden for some nations.

The policy championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping has become mired in controversy, with some partner nations bemoaning the high cost of projects, though China has repeatedly said it

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