Railway workers prepare the first train for departure from Shijiazhuang, China to Moscow in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. The launch of the China Railway Express China-Europe line is part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: EPA
Raffaello Pantucci
Opinion

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Raffaello Pantucci

Why developing countries can’t resist joining China’s massive infrastructure plan

Raffaello Pantucci writes that Beijing’s offer of investment and a connection to a regional ‘balancing force’ is tough to pass up for poor nations with few options

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Railway workers prepare the first train for departure from Shijiazhuang, China to Moscow in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. The launch of the China Railway Express China-Europe line is part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: EPA
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