May resists pressure to endorse China’s ‘new silk road’ project

As featured in The Financial Times

The Silk Road


'Western European powers find it difficult to formally endorse BRI for a variety of reasons,' said Raffaello Pantucci, director at the Royal United Services Institute, a UK think-tank.'The broad nature of the concept makes it hard to know what exactly you are endorsing. You are potentially endorsing everything from a series of projects that are disrupting internal European cohesion to infrastructure in far-off countries.'