Overview: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road initiative (formerly One Belt One Road) is one of President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy legacy projects. The plan seeks to link the Chinese economy to Eurasia and Europe via various transport corridors, tracing the historical route of the Silk Road. This overland route will be complimented by a maritime network that spans from Shanghai to Athens via the Indian Ocean.

Here’s a brief introduction to the project, including its major trade corridors:

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