Live Route: China-Russia Border Expedition

In August, Ankur Shah and Vivek Pisharody departed on a 4,300km expedition along the China-Russia border to explore the regional impacts China’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure initiative, the Belt and Road. Learn more about their journey here and follow their progress in real-time on the interactive map below.


Overpass construction in Changchun, Ankur’s departing point.


The drive to Hunchun from Jilin on the Hunwu Expressway.


The Hunchun high speed railway station.


Road construction on the way to Suifenhe.


The Xingkai land port.

Zhenbao Island

The Zhenbao Island wetlands on the Ussuri river, on the China-Russia border.