Sri Lankan police use a water cannon to disperse protesters in the southern port city of Hambantota in January. Sri Lankan nationalists, monks and local residents are protesting at the creation of an industrial zone there for Chinese investment. Photo: AFP

Why Xi Jinping’s trade initiative hasn’t bought China affection, as neighbours chafe at being turned into client states

Pouring economic investment into Asian nations through the ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy is unlikely to give China the influence it craves, economic analyst Tom Miller explains in a new book

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Sri Lankan police use a water cannon to disperse protesters in the southern port city of Hambantota in January. Sri Lankan nationalists, monks and local residents are protesting at the creation of an industrial zone there for Chinese investment. Photo: AFP
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