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News | Sept. 27, 2023

Does the BRI Increase China’s Influence?

By Ethan Kapstein and Jacob Shapiro

"Observers claim that the BRI’s goals are twofold. First, China seeks to expand trade, especially as its domestic growth slackens. Second, through support for infrastructure projects, the Chinese government aims to bolster its soft power and exert political influence over recipient countries."

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Associated Minerva-funded project: Measuring China’s Political Influence along the Belt and Road