A China Wins Twice Proposition: The Belt and Road Initiative
13 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2019
Date Written: February 5, 2019
China’s dazzling infrastructure and energy driven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a $1 trillion investment across Eurasia and beyond, has lost its shine. Increasingly, China’s leveraging of the initiative is being perceived by recipients and critics alike as a geopolitical power play, a tool to shape a new world order populated by autocrats and authoritarians, and characterized by intrusive surveillance, a potential debt trap, and a self-serving way to address domestic overcapacity.
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