China’s One Belt, One Road initiative seeks foreign partners
- May 1, 2018: Vol. 10, Number 5

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China’s One Belt, One Road initiative seeks foreign partners

by Drew Campbell

By any measure — the amount of steel and concrete, the trillions of dollars of capital to be invested, or its length and breadth — China’s One Belt, One Road infrastructure and real estate initiative is epic. To get a sense of the scale of the initiative, Visual Capitalist has produced a series of maps and infographics that detail its geographic bounds, the infrastructure needs of the countries the projects span as well as the capital needs by infrastructure sector.

For investors and companies that want to allocate to these projects, finding the right partner is probably the most important step in the process, and China is actively seeking foreign companies and investors to marry to local companies to help realise its plan.

According to Pricewaterhouse­Cooper’s report, Asia beckons: China’s Belt and Road initiative offers opportunities and challenges, “The challenge of establishing a high level of trust and commitment with local partners who may b

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