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China is speeding ahead but the brakes may well change things sharply

First published: The Times 25/06/2019

In an interview on the BBC’s Today programme recently, a minister from an EU state explained why her country was joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative. She began with the refrain: “Well, as you know, China will soon be the largest economy in the world . . .” This assertion normally goes unchallenged but it should be challenged. The inevitability in this statement is a factoid. Read on….