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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 September 2018

Business Extra Podcast episode 36: China's Belt and Road initiative and what it means for Middle East trade

This week, we look at China's ambitions for a new Silk Road

Ryan Carter / The National
Ryan Carter / The National

Host Mustafa Alrawi was at the IISS' Bahrain Bay Forum in Manama this week where he heard lively and insightful debate on the impact of China's ambitions for a new silk road for global trade links and infrastructure.

Leading expert on the topic, Professor Lanxin Xiang, explains what the Belt and Road Initiave is and Gulf-based economist Omar Al Ubaydli discusses why China's approach has been so successful in this region.

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