President Xi Jinping was among the first to congratulate Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko (right) on his disputed election result. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Xi Jinping was among the first to congratulate Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko (right) on his disputed election result. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Belarus protests cast shadow over China’s Belt and Road ambitions as Lukashenko refuses to relinquish power

  • China’s economic presence in Belarus has grown in recent years as it looks to extend its influence in Eurasia and Minsk tries to reduce dependence on Russia
  • But analysts say anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Eastern European country could compromise China’s belt and road investments

President Xi Jinping was among the first to congratulate Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko (right) on his disputed election result. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Xi Jinping was among the first to congratulate Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko (right) on his disputed election result. Photo: EPA-EFE
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