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From the Middle Out and Bottom Up: The Belt and Road Initiative at 10 and Corridor Connectivity

Against the prevailing narrative of the The Belt and Road as a top-down strategy to spread China’s geopolitical influence, there is the BRI’s impact through its first decade as emanating «from the middle out and bottom up» via transport-enabled corridors traversing a large number of regions within and across national territories.

China’s rail shipments to Europe set records as demand surges for Chinese goods amid coronavirus

Once regarded as merely ornamental, freight service along Belt and Road trade routes has become increasingly important as exporters turn to railway transport