China's 'Belt & Road' Initiative: 23 things you want to know

The ambitious Chinese 'One Belt One Road' Initiative will see the participation of at least 60 countries.
By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Jul 21, 2017
China's 'Belt & Road' Initiative: 23 things you want to know

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Described by Chinese President Xi Jinping as ‘The Project of the Century’, the grand plan of the Belt and Road Initiative-also known as One Belt One Road-is fueled by the enormous Chinese capital and building infrastructure. China is using its economic diplomacy to build roads, railways, ports, bridges, industrial corridors, and gas and power lines that will integrate all of Asia, and also cement its position as the undisputed power of Asia. It's a grand plan that-like the mighty kingdoms of Yore-would soar past a tenure or a lifetime, Xi’s or his party’s. The plan could secure generations and alter the course of many nations.