The piers for the Luang Prabang railway bridge, a section of the China-Laos Railway built by the China Railway Group, stand under construction near Luang Prabang, Laos, on October 21, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

China’s belt and road initiative may have its flaws, but some critics are taking it too far

  • Detractors of China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ have adopted a shrill tone that smacks of vulnerability
  • Rivalry should take the high road and not sink to constant attacks on debt trap diplomacy

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The piers for the Luang Prabang railway bridge, a section of the China-Laos Railway built by the China Railway Group, stand under construction near Luang Prabang, Laos, on October 21, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London