Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Summit.

By the entrance of the main office in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone is a crimson message from the country’s prime minister, Hun Sen.

Written in flowing Khmer and Mandarin is a quote from the China-friendly strongman likening the area to “my own son”.

On the opposite wall is a quote from Chinese President Xi Jinping hailing the zone – one of the first industrial estates in Asia funded and jointly run by Chinese investors – as a landmark model of cooperation.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3007059/dominance-or-development-whats-end-chinas-new-silk-road

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