The belt and road plan, masterminded by President Xi Jinping, is the central governments initiative to link economies into a China-centred trading network to grow global trade.
China is in a poor location to be a central hub of anything physical. They're up against the wall - one side of them is the massive Pacific ocean. With NOTHING in it. The Middle East/Constantinople is your best bet for centralized trade, physically. But, with all the obvious issues in that area, trade's going to get defaulted into Europe.
These US are on the Pacific as well, we have just had the freest and biggest economy in the world since WWII. So we don't have trouble overcoming the wall of the Pacific like China has.
RE: The Middle East/Constantinople is your best bet for centralized trade,
I see you still refuse to use the current name for Constantinople :)
posted on 08/23/2019 6:42:55 AM PDT
(look at Michigan, it will)
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