Special Report: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Although Beijing insists that its Belt and Road Initiative has no geopolitical motives, the project has been at the center of an increasing number of political controversies, foreign and domestic, according to a special report by The Financial Times. The series explores the geopolitical implications of China’s flagship foreign policy initiative, citing data from the Reconnecting Asia Project.

A Tale of Two Harbours Tells Best and Worst of China’s “Belt and Road,” by James Kynge

Beijing Insists BRI Is No Marshall Plan, by Tom Mitchell

Bridge-Building a Pillar of Sino-Russian Detente, by James Kynge

Eurasian Rail Company UTLC Leverages National Alliances, by Henry Foy

India on Edge over Influx of Chinese Cash to Neighbors, by Kiran Stacey

Kenyan Railway Highlights Sharper Focus on Affordability, by John Aglionby

Malaysian Rethink on Projects Risks Contagion in the Region, by Stefania Palma

We Say, If You Want to Get Rich, Build Roads First an interview with Chinese Vice-minister Le Yucheng, by Jamil Anderlini

Western Banks Gather to Catch the Chinese Investment Crumbs, by Thomas Hale