Central Asia: Challenges Ahead for China’s Belt and Road Project

Kazakhstan’s rail “dry port” KTZE-Khorgos Gateway on the border with China. Belt and Road’s West Passage 1 exits from Xinjiang’s Alashankou (Khorgos), runs to Kazakhstan and moves on to a junction with Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway, and from there, the route can extend to the European Union. (Photo: KZTE-Khorgos Gateway)

China’s bid to expand its economic presence in Eurasia – embodied in its “Belt and Road” initiative – requires a major upgrade of railway capacity, especially in Central Asia.

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Central Asia: Challenges Ahead for China’s Belt and Road Project

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