The Belt and Road Initiative has emerged as Beijing’s go-to tool for winning over regional neighbours, AidData found. Photo: AP

Is China undermining its neighbours’ trust by buying political influence with foreign aid?

China secured valuable allies and partnerships by pouring US$45.8 billion into infrastructure investment in the East Asia and Pacific region from 2000 to 2016

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The Belt and Road Initiative has emerged as Beijing’s go-to tool for winning over regional neighbours, AidData found. Photo: AP
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