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Ports in a storm ‘stealthily’ expand China’s naval presence (Asia Times)

June 2, 2018

Behind the maze of shipping ‘superhighways,’ stretching from the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea and beyond to the Pacific, will be a network of ports.


“Belt and Road provides something that countries desperately want – financing for infrastructure,” John Hurley, a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development and co-author of the study along with Scott Morris and Gailyn Portelance, said in a statement. “But when it comes to this type of lending, there can be too much of a good thing.”

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