A Sinocentric world: The Belt and Road Initiative

In 2013, Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), announced the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative when visiting Kazakhstan. Since then, the initiative has grown to become the Belt and Road Initiative. This map visualises the People’s Republic of China’s attempt to remodel the international order and centre itself at the heart of the global economy – a Sinocentric world.

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