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China's Belt and Road Initiative

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative represents a sweeping vision for establishing a global economic network for trade and development through infrastructure projects in nearly 70 countries stretching all the way to Western Europe. In an ongoing series of interviews and articles, WPR is examining how the ambitious, risky initiative—also known as One Belt, One Road, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road—is affecting bilateral relationships while bolstering China’s status as a global power.