The UK ignores China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan at its peril

The UK risks being marginalised after Brexit if it does not revitalise its infrastructure to engage with the huge markets developing in central Asia. But the UK government’s recent transport investment strategy virtually ignores the greatest infrastructure programme the world has ever seen.

The multi-billion dollar Belt and Road initiative, led by China, is a plan to create a massive economic zone connecting Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, ports, bridges, tunnels and pipelines.

The plans, which include deep water ports in the Arctic, could involve 70 nations and two-thirds of the world’s population.

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