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Understanding China: BRI tactics for Southeast Asia

Chris Leung / March 26, 2018
Southeast Asia will be the first region to benefit directly from China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative; and the success of the project will lie in fostering trust and cooperation among coun...
Key summary points
  • Southeast Asia will be the first region to benefit directly from China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • Amongst the three planned railway routes originating in Kunming, the most feasible, and the…
  • … most important in Southeast Asia, is the central line going through Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia
  • Thailand is of strategic importance; Malaysia is a key stop along the new Maritime Silk Road
  • The success of BRI in Southeast Asia will lie in fostering trust and cooperation among countries

Understanding China: BRI tactics for Southeast Asia

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