At US$1.1 billion, Padma Bridge is Bangladesh’s largest ever infrastructure development project. Photo: Getty Images

Coronavirus puts a bump in China’s belt and road investment plan

  • Major projects under Beijing’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure development scheme held up as Chinese workers face obstacles getting back into Pakistan, Bangladesh
  • But deadly virus unlikely to derail China’s connectivity ambitions, as host nations need its money too much, observers say
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At US$1.1 billion, Padma Bridge is Bangladesh’s largest ever infrastructure development project. Photo: Getty Images
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.