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Belt and Road Initiative: China's vision for globalisation, Beijing-style

The BRI imagines a $1.3 trillion Chinese-led investment program creating a web of infrastructure

Benjamin Habib & Viktor Faulknor | The Conversation 

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed through various iterations, from the “New Silk Road” to “One Belt One Road”. The BRI imagines a US$1.3 trillion Chinese-led investment program creating a web of infrastructure, including roads, railways, telecommunications, energy pipelines, and ports. This would serve to enhance economic interconnectivity and facilitate development across Eurasia, East Africa and more than 60 partner countries. First proposed in September 2013, ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 08:45 IST
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