At Ten Years of Age, China’s Belt and Road Hits the Crossroads. Hard

Holding a worldwide network together is certainly not easy with shaky banks at home, a decidedly mixed reputation abroad, broken past promises and finance for foreign development that has, by one measure, crumpled to $5 billion in 2021 from a peak at $90 billion in 2016

CHINA RUSSIA DIPLOMACY Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting in Beijing on Wednesday. (Photo: Sergei Guneyev/Pool/AFP)