Special Report – Belt and Road

SMEs are advised to position themselves in the supply chains of larger firms which are undertaking massive belt and road projects. Photo: Alamy

Is Beijing’s grand strategy benefiting smaller companies?

Beijing’s global economic strategy, the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), provides great opportunities for large companies along the proposed overland and maritime routes, but small businesses appear to be missing out, according to China expert, Ashley Galina Dudarenok.