Opinion: Three Reasons Why China’s Belt and Road Will Succeed

By Bala Ramasamy and Mathew Yeung
While China has the skills, cash and labor to make the
While China has the skills, cash and labor to make the "Belt and Road" initiative a success, it recognizes that it can't achieve this ambitious undertaking alone. Above, the first freight train of the China Railway Express, which connects Prague and Yiwu, Zhejiang province, arrives at the Yiwu West Station on Aug. 4. Photo: IC

There are at least three reasons why it would be unwise to bet against China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): The Asian giant has the resources, finances and industrial base to see through the project that’s now impacting more than 60 countries and connecting three continents through five routes spanning six economic corridors on land and sea.

Resource power

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