But should we? What are the potential consequences to our environment? Ascensao et al May 2018 discuss in https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325155394_Environmental_challenges_for_the_Belt_and_Road_Initiative . Bill Laurance describes it as the environmentally riskiest venture ever http://alert-conservation.org/issues-research-highlights/2018/5/23/chinas-belt-road-is-environmentally-riskiest-venture-ever
This Wednesday, 9am in UC Biology we (Fouth Year Conservation) are debating the Belt and Road scheme- anyone welcome!