The East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia is among the projects suspended after the election of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May due to concerns their benefits would be “lopsided” in China’s favour. Photo: Xinhua The East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia is among the projects suspended after the election of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May due to concerns their benefits would be “lopsided” in China’s favour. Photo: Xinhua
The East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia is among the projects suspended after the election of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May due to concerns their benefits would be “lopsided” in China’s favour. Photo: Xinhua
Anthony Rowley
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The View by Anthony Rowley

China’s belt and road project can’t cover Asia’s infrastructure needs by itself, never mind the world’s

Anthony Rowley says while China’s critics fear possible debt traps, they miss the point that only Beijing is taking serious steps to meet infrastructure needs – and even that’s not enough

The East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia is among the projects suspended after the election of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May due to concerns their benefits would be “lopsided” in China’s favour. Photo: Xinhua The East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia is among the projects suspended after the election of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May due to concerns their benefits would be “lopsided” in China’s favour. Photo: Xinhua
The East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia is among the projects suspended after the election of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May due to concerns their benefits would be “lopsided” in China’s favour. Photo: Xinhua
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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