People walk past a display board showcasing China’s construction projects at the media centre of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on April 27, 2019. Photo: AP
People walk past a display board showcasing China’s construction projects at the media centre of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on April 27, 2019. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Xi Jinping’s Central Asia trip can highlight megaprojects and debt distress for poor countries

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting this week will address many issues, but top of the list should be the Belt and Road Initiative and debt
  • The initiative has drawn harsh criticism, but has also inspired the US and EU to launch their own infrastructure programmes, which will inject competition and new ideas

People walk past a display board showcasing China’s construction projects at the media centre of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on April 27, 2019. Photo: AP
People walk past a display board showcasing China’s construction projects at the media centre of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on April 27, 2019. Photo: AP
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