Box girders are erected at a construction site of the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway in Jakarta on September 3. The railway is one of hundreds of projects taking place under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua
Box girders are erected at a construction site of the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway in Jakarta on September 3. The railway is one of hundreds of projects taking place under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua
Xiaojun Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Xiaojun Wang and Wade Dessart

China must listen to those directly affected by its belt and road projects to do the most good

  • The concerns of people living near belt and road projects are rarely heard by Chinese policymakers and investors. Stakeholders need to walk into the villages and listen to what the locals have to say, for real people-to-people connectivity to happen

Box girders are erected at a construction site of the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway in Jakarta on September 3. The railway is one of hundreds of projects taking place under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua
Box girders are erected at a construction site of the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway in Jakarta on September 3. The railway is one of hundreds of projects taking place under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua
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