Broken Tooth’s BRI Bluff

A notorious ex-gangster from China, Wan Kuok-Koi, also known as Broken Tooth, is launching an $18 billion economic development zone in Myawaddy, Myanmar under the Belt and Road banner. That marketing could provide access to financing, improve relations with regional government officials, and attract Chinese tourists. But experts say the project’s plans are centered on illegal gambling. If true, this could spell trouble for Beijing.