China spends one trillion dollars on the Silk Road?
08:24 - 18/04/2018
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China's massive infrastructure program, announced by Beijing to promote trade and economic growth worldwide, has been devoted to expanding China's political influence and military presence, according to a new research study.
The study, compiled by the US-based C-4ADS group, was released on Tuesday in the $ 1 trillion program, China's "Belt and Road Initiative," which recalls the ancient Silk Road.
According to the study, the foreign policy of Chinese President Xi Jinping involves working to strengthen China's ties to Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa through networks of roads, ports, railways, power plants and other infrastructure projects.
The C-4ADS group examined Chinese official political documents and unofficial reports of Chinese analysts to analyze Beijing's intentions in this regard.
The group also examined 15 port projects funded by China and concluded that they are not based on the principle of economic development based on common winnings for host countries alone, as Beijing claims.