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The enormity of China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) transcontinental infrastructure drive affirms the continuation of the country’s global economic march. OBOR’s expanse is in all directions, as China seeks to grow its trade ties and influence throughout Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Yet China faces a variety of physical, political and financing risks, which this engaging, well-researched and accessible analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit illuminates. getAbstract recommends this comprehensive study to executives, policy makers and investors interested in understanding the plan and progress of the new Silk Road.


China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) transcontinental development initiative is the latest chapter in the nation’s trade and economic growth story. Infrastructure needs are significant along all the segments of the “Silk Road Economic Belt,” which builds on the ancient Silk Road trade routes and adds many more. China’s capacity to transport goods in the 21st century relies on adequate local air and maritime ports, roads, rail lines, telecommunication systems, warehouses, and power and support structures, including water, waste management and hospitals. Rail projects in Kenya and Poland...

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