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For China: One Belt, One Road, No Plan?

Ian Morris
Board of Contributors
Dec 7, 2018 | 06:00 GMT
Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to speak during a May 2017 Belt and Road Initiative forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to speak during a May 2017 Belt and Road Initiative forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The initiative is one of the biggest geoeconomic developments of the 21st century.

(WU HONG-Pool/Getty Images)

There is no deeper strategic thinking behind Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative beyond an invitation to solve problems, some of its supporters insist. That such a massive investment would not be part of a larger design defies belief -- and history....

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