The fifth anniversary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was recently marked in Beijing.
This 900 billion U.S. dollar transcontinental development project was launched in the autumn of 2013 when president Xi Jinping proposed the building of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road – the two main segments of the ambitious economic cooperation campaign. As Statista's Agne Blazyte explains:
The first one refers to a half-dozen land corridors connecting China...
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