Posted on September 8, 2019 by mbalogBelt and Road, from Alex I think if you call correctly, when we were in China and I wanted to go all the way west to the Pakistan border, the start of the Belt and Road (BNR), I was saying, “kids, this is one of the most important projects of YOUR lifetime.” They are trying to become an economic superpower and trying to buy loyalty around the world. In Africa they do it by trading airports and roads for the resources of countries like copper (ZAMBIA) and lithium for batteries (Congo) from these poor countries corrupt and shortsighted leaders who take the cash (bribes) today from the Chinese and don’t even use local workers. You might recall the workers and materials all came from China. Thus NO local jobs, earnings, or skills developed for the countries themselves. It’s criminal. And tragic.