China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade

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It's about more than just economics.

China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that's willing to participate and it's been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they're also geopolitical.

To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy.

💬 Comments on the video

China is playing the long game pretty well.

Author — Phantom KE


Chinese are very cunning. They really planned well and very thoroughly..

Author — Bryan Thompson


Yah I can see China's Trillion dollars plan to destroy the entire world.

Author — rocky halder


This video takes on a different light in the age of Corona virus.

Author — nickymaz05


Start a virus, cause world panic, get governments to control there people, let world economy fail, drop the US dollar and come out the economic leader. Yeah not a bad plan

Author — Daniel Borg


Here in 2020 be like: ITS ACTUALLY ECONOMICS

Author — Coronavirus Is My dad


The plan was actually for China to start a pandemic and sell supplies for it.

Author — Bryan Tadeo


Now to boost their economy & trades, Chinese spread corona throughout the world and increasing economy while other countries are busy counting their infected patients & quarantied🤔🧐

Author — Provin Dasi


China’s ultimate plan was ironically its ultimate demise

Author — Jana Goich


They spread the virus along these trade routes.

Author — AKUL


Here is the project ... realease virus, create havoc and make

Author — Kishan Kumar


My country, Malaysia also is investing billions of dollars with china in almost all sector and this actually helps the CCP to control Malaysia's economy in a long term situations.

Author — Dafuq


I see only one Nation standing in China's
And it makes me grit my teeth.

Author — Sam Chavan


Although I am an American and love democracy, there is one thing I must admit. The key to China's continued success over the past few decades was its lack of democracy.

In my opinion, the key problem of democracy is that it forces politicians to focus on short term issues that can be completely solved, or shown to be solving withing a presidential term in order to get reelected or in order for their party to get reelected. Think about it. In US presidential elections, we almost always hear about job growth or fighting terrorism. Why? Because people can see the results of presidential actions on those factors relatively quickly. Your average unemployed voter will be happy if he gets a job within the next four years. However, because of this focus on short term growth, long term issues are largely ignored.

Take green energy as a perfect example. It is a great idea in the long run; it will provide lots of high paying jobs in the future while simultaneously helping combat climate change. The only expense is the loss of obsolete trades. Even ignoring the fact that the workers in such obsolete industries can be trained, a transition to green energy would be a large boon overall for America. But people didn't vote for Clinton who said that she would take away coal jobs and support green energy. She was attacked viciously by Trump for this and Trump got support from coal country by vowing to protect coal jobs.

American manufacturing is another great example. Trump got the support from the Rust Belt by vowing to protect American manufacturing and he was able to win that region and win the general election due to this key support. But in the long run, allowing for more efficient manufacturing processes such as automation, even at the price of American jobs, will be a boon overall. It would decrease production costs, make American goods far more competitive on international markets, and decrease prices for American consumers. The people would save more money, companies would reap greater profits and America's trade deficit could be drastically mitigated. But since the voters want their jobs now, anyone who voices such plans is sure to lose the support of the Rust Belt.

Contrast this with China. The communist party has utter control and as a result, they can focus on long term growth and change without worrying about how the citizens would react. They will invest in Africa to get a foothold on the continent for generations to come. They will go ahead with OBOR in order to establish trade relations with much of Asia and even parts of Europe and exert influence over them. They will put plans into motion that will yield fruit decades later in their quest for global dominance. This is why China is so brutally efficient.

The truth is that a dictatorship that truly works with the goal of promoting the well-being of the country will always be far more efficient than a democracy composed of uneducated masses.
In a democracy, victory goes not to the best candidate, but to he who can best read the electorate and connect with it.

Edit: Some people seem to be confused and I may not have made it clear enough. I do still believe democracy is better at protecting the rights of the people especially since in order to get elected, the candidates have to connect with the people and actively campaign for their votes. Because of this, they are responsive to the voices of the people and their rights are secured. However, what I was trying to argue was that a dictatorship like China's allows for its government to pursue drastic change in order to increase the power of the country as a whole on the international stage.

Author — Musical Sanctuary


You forgot their master trillion dollor plan

Author — Aaditya Sharma


China are playing a very tricky game's

Author — Kanam Perme


Forget about dealing with china now, they creating more threat to the peolple and to the rest of the countries.simply because they want to dominate the whole world.

Author — MrDonlyn


US = War
China = Trade
China vs US = Trade War

Author — Mikropono


Bruh it already has begun by releasing covid-19. Economically collapse other countries economies then emerge from the shadows with a “cure” at the right time and sell to everyone

Author — birdyLOL


Spread the CCP Virus 🦠 all around the globe, then come from behind like who did it??

Author — Captain Planet