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
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

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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
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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