Chinese President Xi Jinping with world leaders at the Belt and Road Forum. The initiative is rooted in the past. Photo: Kyodo

Opinion: Ignore Silk Road hubris, China will grow old before it gets rich

President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road plan is rooted in the past: here are five lessons from history that suggest assumptions of China’s inevitable rise are mistaken

Topic |   Ageing society

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Chinese President Xi Jinping with world leaders at the Belt and Road Forum. The initiative is rooted in the past. Photo: Kyodo
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