Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project resumed recently. Photo: AFP Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project resumed recently. Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project resumed recently. Photo: AFP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

How the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a ‘less Chinese’ belt and road initiative

  • As the physical connectivity aspect of the belt and road plan takes a hit amid the Covid-19 outbreak, health and e-commerce projects may get greater attention
  • To spread risks, China may have to work with partners such as the World Bank or Asian Development Bank – a move that could boost trust in the initiative

Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project resumed recently. Photo: AFP Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project resumed recently. Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project resumed recently. Photo: AFP
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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III is a research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, fellow at the University of the Philippines Korea Research Centre, lecturer at the Chinese Studies Programme at Ateneo de Manila University, and contributing editor (Reviews) for the Asian Politics & Policy Journal.