A statue of Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia. Beijing is now following in his footsteps. Photo: SCMP Pictures A statue of Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia. Beijing is now following in his footsteps. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A statue of Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia. Beijing is now following in his footsteps. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Beijing follows the route well travelled by Admiral Zheng He in its belt and road initiative

The admiral impressed foreign powers through his openness and diplomacy, not military power

A statue of Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia. Beijing is now following in his footsteps. Photo: SCMP Pictures A statue of Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia. Beijing is now following in his footsteps. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A statue of Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia. Beijing is now following in his footsteps. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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