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Is the Belt and Road Initiative a Bold Economic Agenda or a Political Ploy?

A China in Africa Podcast

In an ongoing series that explores different interpretations of what exactly is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Eric and Cobus are joined by Zhu Zheng, an international affairs columnist for the financial newspaper Caixin and a research fellow at the China-Eastern Europe Institute. Zhu has traveled extensively across Belt and Road countries in Asia, the Americas, and Eastern Europe, where he is currently conducting a six-month field study.

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