China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade

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  • Published on:  Thursday, April 5, 2018
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    China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that's willing to participate and it's been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they're also geopolitical.

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  • Jason Have ten

     (1 day ago)

    Fake news

  • gabe ryan

     (2 days ago)

    is there an article that goes along with this video?

  • lockhrt999

     (Apr 5, 2018)

    When US wants to dominate the world, they send army to the country, level the field and thump the chest. When China wants to dominate the world, they send engineers and money to the country and says hey, let's build some roads.

  • g. w

     (1 day ago)

    so true

  • physika

     (Nov 9, 2018)

    And China didn't bomb a single country...

  • Rico

     (2 days ago)

    +Anunay Kumar they bombed their own country

  • Mohib Ahmed

     (Nov 9, 2018)

    Make a video on how US is killing people in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq in the name of War and how they are stealing their resources.

  • Bobby Ang

     (Oct 29, 2018)

    So China is offering loans to countries that US won't, to build infrastructures that US destroys. China signs agreements that improves humanity, US signs agreements to sell weapons, and Vox Media is trying so hard to make China look bad. If you sign an agreement and can't pay back, you find something else to pay back. Ask US citizens where their homes were foreclosed.

  • Fabiano Araujo

     (2 days ago)

    China is socilist country. It is a huge trouble

  • jochem post

     (3 days ago)

    they dont try to make china look bad lmao, they are just saying what is happening. If that looks bad to you, maybe it is.

  • Poor Little Sheep

     (Nov 1, 2018)

    Americans look at China: You're not allowed to vote? That's wrong.Chinese look at America: Idiots are allowed to vote? That's wrong.That's how human beings think. We don't accept differences. Everyone has to think like me, or everyone is wrong.

  • Discovaria

     (10 hours ago)

    i dont think everyone has to think like you I mean we always have opinions

  • tha1ne

     (2 days ago)

    +Rico but still smarter than people in China so....

  • Phantom KE

     (Apr 5, 2018)

    China is playing the long game pretty well.

  • frank li

     (1 day ago)

    @bhosadiwale chacha Why wouldn't you expect profit? Investment isn't charity.

  • 林浥尘

     (Jan 23, 2019)


  • Yuhan Tao

     (Oct 27, 2018)

    I am a Chinese. Honestly I think China never plans to be a superpower like US or Soviet Union. Generally our culture is defensive. Personally I would like to make business with people instead of fighting against someone. If someone tries to fight against me, I will fight back.

  • REAL 81 2 busy SHINING

     (5 hours ago)

    Yuhan Tao unless you get knocked out and can’t fight But thats respect ✊

  • Biswajit Brar

     (3 days ago)

    Soviet Union will also reunite if the communism and capitalism working together.

  • fhdxbj fhhdd

     (Sep 27, 2018)

    If you hate China, go to China. If you love China, go to China. Don't listen other people saying, just look what you see.

  • OscarG

     (19 hours ago)

    I’m traveling across the east of China right now and it’s completely changed everything I believed about it. We are fed too much propaganda in the west

  • Box Addict

     (3 days ago)

    They kill their own people and have orwells 1984 no thanks

  • vzgsxr

     (Oct 7, 2018)

    The USA is like the guy who cant win the running race - so it trips over everyone who tries to pass it.

  • g. w

     (1 day ago)


  • Thành Vinh Nguyên Tô

     (3 days ago)

    Yup democracy is decaying