It’s championed by pliant academics in state newspapers, danced about by ethnically diverse children in propaganda videos, and financed by fretful bankers with little hope of recouping their investments: China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a leviathan transnational infrastructure scheme that’s hard to ignore. On Sunday, a two-day summit on President Xi Jinping’s keynote project…

via China Says Its Building the New Silk Road. Here Are Five Things to Know Ahead of a Key Summit — TIME

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