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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with foreign leaders at the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, on April 26, 2019

Belt and Road: The Asian perspective

In only six years, China’s Belt and Road Initiative has had broad impact across Asia and beyond. Up to $1 trillion has been committed to hundreds of projects, with the goals of bridging economies, opening Chinese companies to foreign markets and changing the landscape of international development finance. Going forward, outside criticism and dynamics at home will likely change the nature of new projects, but the core features of the BRI will remain the same.  

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