Elderly people stop at a sign promoting the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Chinese leaders recognise the plan has run into many unexpected problems overseas. This ongoing backlash should force China to rethink and reset the initiative. Photo: AFP
Yuen Yuen Ang
Opinion

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Yuen Yuen Ang

What’s next for the belt and road plan? China must start thinking small and high-quality

  • A major driver of a backlash against China’s belt and road plan is the lack of quality control and brand management. One way to raise the quality of the programme is to test out small-scale, locally responsive projects such as sanitation

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Elderly people stop at a sign promoting the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Chinese leaders recognise the plan has run into many unexpected problems overseas. This ongoing backlash should force China to rethink and reset the initiative. Photo: AFP
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