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The economics of China’s belt and road initiative: Rhetoric and reality (access required)

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the creation of two major infrastructure projects called the “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road.” These two projects have since been merged to create the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI). The BRI is the most ambitious infrastructure project undertaken in human history. The Asian ...

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