Chinese contractors grab lion’s share of Silk Road projects

As featured in The Financial Times

The Silk Road


Raffaello Pantucci, director of the UK’s Royal United Services Institute, said hopes that China will open up its contract awards in the BRI to foreign contractors were based on a misreading of Beijing. “When we hear the BRI rhetoric we think it is about China sharing the love and giving us money and contracts, but they would say they are sharing the love by helping fill the infrastructure deficit and helping under-developed countries develop,” Mr Pantucci said.