American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Senate Expert Witness: ‘China Cannot Fund a Truly Global’ Belt and Road

WASHINGTON, DC — The overall breadth and scope of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and China’s capacity to execute it, have been “exaggerated,” an expert witness from a conservative think-tank testified before a Senate panel on Wednesday, dismissing Beijing’s ongoing effort as a “red herring.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, March 12, 2018. (Etienne Oliveau/Pool Photo via AP)