What is the Belt and Road initiative? | CNBC Explains

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  • Published on:  Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • The Belt and Road initiative is China’s foreign policy initiative, but what do we know about this giant plan so far? CNBC’s Xin En Lee finds out how the plan is developing.-----Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://cnb.cx/2wuoARMSubscribe to CNBC Life on YouTube: http://cnb.cx/2wAkfMvLike our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/cnbcinternat...Follow us on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cnbcinterna...Follow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/CNBCi
  • Source: https://youtu.be/ACbbz0rOv6A


  • Oldshoes


     4 months ago +104

    "It's been dubbed the World's Emptiest International Airport."
    Shows a picture of Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

  • Di Horse

    Di Horse

     5 months ago +160

    Is buying a F35 a real debt trap?

  • Urbie LateNight Gaming Adventure

    Urbie LateNight Gaming Adventure

     6 months ago +378

    Am I imagine this? Western broadcaster use Asian to talk negatively about Asian. Make them look less salty. Imagine if it is white chick, saying this.

  • Lawrence L

    Lawrence L

     5 months ago +41

    The West inserts their influences and dominance by military forces. The East inserts their influence and dominance with money. I rather get money than getting killed.

  • Lkgpuanimho 0

    Lkgpuanimho 0

     6 months ago +103

    CNBC, please give Xin En some funding, so she can travel around the world like other presenters. It's not fair to her that other presenters can travel but she has to stay in Singapore



     6 months ago +151

    Ranting and crying foul on China will all only make them better and stronger rather you should provide a better alternative to the world. Or else by the time you realize you will be centuries behind.

  • alanOHALAN


     6 months ago +113

    A little check and balance is fine, but China is helping their economy in the longer run for sure. It is a win-win, you can't lose on building roads. Roads allow development and trade.

  • vikas kumar

    vikas kumar

     6 months ago +80

    If American done construction other then destruction they would have respected more in international community... American lives in a bubble where they think everything is good going on and they are are greatest nation in the world...

  • alex alas

    alex alas

     6 months ago +48

    why is she playing chess with those dumplins? 😕

  • mr nobody

    mr nobody

     5 months ago +126

    Tell me Third world people, Would you prefer debt trap or military aggression by fake rebels in your country?

  • TheMiddleKingdom


     6 months ago +15

    "Debts Trap ?" ......Well, who put the money onto those projects ? Who are taking the most risks ? The people along with Belt and Road Initial have roads, bridges, ports and so on to use; otherwise, those areas have nothing., nothing.....and nothing.

  • bunnyfreakz


     6 months ago +99

    China will always become big country whether communist, facism, monarch or capitalist.
    But China is always a society where authoritarian can co exist with capitalism system since ancient silk road.

  • 你也来在家


     6 months ago +24

    酸酸的 甜甜的 味道好极了!

  • Colin Tan

    Colin Tan

     6 months ago +10

    The DNAs in China are to Build and, in US are to Bomb in their interests.

  • Aaron


     5 months ago +265

    What is debt trap? you get student loan to go to Harvard or do mortgage to buy house a debt trap ? Debt does not mean its a trap, only when the borrowed money is not used to make more money this is a trap. Chinese money is not used to buy weapons, it is used to build roads which bring more jobs and GDP and taxes. Then this is not a trap, this is the fuel for economic development of silk and road initiated countries.

  • jhon kabir

    jhon kabir

     5 months ago +7

    1:19 it's not Kolkata it is Chittagong.
    !!Correct your records in map!!
    And stop giving people half truths and half lies.

  • Janaka Goonasekera

    Janaka Goonasekera

     7 days ago

    "Hide Your Strengths and Bite Your Time" - very wise words for a national leader, who is clearly playing the long game.

  • m0egrrL


     6 months ago +1

    Thank you, more of these pls.

  • Adnan Ahmed

    Adnan Ahmed

     3 months ago +3

    Pak-china friendship forever <3

  • Zeeshan Niazi

    Zeeshan Niazi

     6 months ago +62

    CNBC statement about Pakistan was nothing but a bunch of lie.. Pakistan recent economic crises was because of trade deficit we are facing nowadays and has nothing to do with CPEC, secondly our PM has assured Chinese and have signed multiple new agreements under CPEC which includes building universities and special economic zones across the country along CPEC routes.