Containers are seen at the Pier VII at Trieste's new port on April 2, 2019, in Trieste, Italy. The port is just one of many infrastructure projects that will be central to China's Belt and Road Initiative.
It's billed as the new Silk Road, but China's Belt and Road Initiative is much more ambitious than that, as countries on every continent have signed up to partner with Beijing on massive infrastructure projects. From Jamaica to New Zealand and Pakistan to Uruguay, countries have rushed to get their hands on some of the $70 billion in investments and $400 billion in loans that China is dangling to attract potential partners....
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