Belt and Road | Tighter belts and shorter roads plague China's BRI projects

Tighter belts and shorter roads plague China’s BRI projects

Excessive spending on infrastructure projects in Belt and Road countries have become major election issues

October 17, 2018 6:32 PM (UTC+8)
The Sinamale Bridge, formerly known as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, was built with funding from China in the Maldives capital Male. But former president Abdulla Yameen was beaten in an election last month that was a fight for influence between India and China. Photo: AFP
The Sinamale Bridge, formerly known as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, was built with funding from China in the Maldives capital Male. But former president Abdulla Yameen was beaten in an election last month that was a fight for influence between India and China. Photo: AFP
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