The Lotus Tower in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, was developed under China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s belt and road plan hits roadblock as virus pinches supply of materials and workers

  • Despite tentative signs of economic recovery at home, projects under the Belt and Road Initiative remain cut off from vital Chinese materials and specialist labour
  • Supply chain disruptions are pushing out existing project timelines, including in Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and adding uncertainty to new plans
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Lotus Tower in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, was developed under China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Xinhua
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