Belt and Road: Why Trump is key to turning on flow of capital

Tepid interest from private investors is holding back China's infrastructure push. Bringing the US in is vital – and one expert believes the commander-in-chief can be won over.
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US President Donald Trump's support can unlock the trillions of dollars of international capital that will make China's Belt and Road Initiative a success, a leading expert on Sino-US relations says.

And while the idea of Trump putting his China-bashing into reverse in support of a global infrastructure push may sound far-fetched, Professor Jin Canrong says having a businessman in the White House boosts the likelihood of a change of policy from Washington.

“At the moment, the Belt and Road Initiative is largely financed by Chinese government money and it’s not enough,” Jin said last week.

Jin, as associate dean at the School of...

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