Cranes at Rizhao port in Rizhao, east China's Shandong province. The New Silk Road has to help China siphon off some of its record trade surplus. Photo: AFP
Jonathan Holslag
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Jonathan Holslag

Why tensions are inevitable on China’s New Silk Road

Much-vaunted project is a thinly veiled aggressive export policy that will make mutually beneficial partnerships impossible – and offer a test for its diplomats

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Cranes at Rizhao port in Rizhao, east China's Shandong province. The New Silk Road has to help China siphon off some of its record trade surplus. Photo: AFP
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