China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns 10. Here’s what to know

A visitor attends the "Belt and Road" summit in Hong Kong, China September 14, 2023. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Total Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) investments have already surpassed $1 trillion. Image: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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Signage is seen outside the China National Convention Center during the Third Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China October 17, 2023. REUTERS/Edgar Su
A sign during the Third Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in October 2023. Image: REUTERS/Edgar Su

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks at the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks at the CPEC inauguration in November 2016. Image: REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Workers stand beside an Electric Multiple Unit high-speed train for a rail link project part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, at Tegalluar train depot in Bandung, West Java province, Indonesia, October 13, 2022. REUTERS/Yuddy Cahya Budiman
The BRI-funded high-speed train in Bandung, Indonesia, in October 2022. Image: REUTERS/Yuddy Cahya Budiman

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