Xi Jinping’s trade initiative to link economies into a China-centred trading network is now called the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Simon Song

China must ensure transparency to boost credibility of Belt and Road projects, former US diplomat says

  • Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative to connect Asia with Africa and Europe has attracted a barrage of criticism
  • Asia Society Policy Institute vice-president Daniel Russel calls for China to work with host countries to avoid corruption claims and ensure the success of projects
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Xi Jinping’s trade initiative to link economies into a China-centred trading network is now called the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Simon Song
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.