China shows Belt and Road Initiative hinges on security

A cross-border e-commerce freight train

A cross-border e-commerce freight train from Hamburg, Germany arriving in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. China is showing its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative could still shift the ground if Beijing feels there is lack of security.

Photo credit: Xinhua

China is showing its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) — a vision to connect Asia, Africa and Europe via infrastructure — could still shift the ground if Beijing feels there is lack of security.

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