The BRI area is opening up. Fast economic growth by global standards is improving living standards, and not just in China. Indeed, China’s performance, as compared with the other BRI countries, is more modest than might otherwise be expected. There are some risks that may yet essentially divide the area between the better and worse off countries. At the moment it is theoretically possible to imagine a new Silk road located along the route Turkey – Armenia – Azerbaijan – Kazakhstan and into China. However, there are many other practical considerations that would make this configuration unlikely. Other routes will have to deal with negotiating paths through relatively low-income areas.
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