You’ve seen the awful propaganda video, and John Oliver’s parody of it, and if you need a brief explainer on the Belt and Road Initiative, we have one for you on SupChina. But if you really want to get into the details of how China “uses, acquires and builds railroads, ports and pipelines to create a global infrastructure network,” the Mercator Institute for China Studies has created a very useful Belt and Road Tracker, including interactive maps and a database of deals and planned projects.
_Drawing on an extensive database of BRI projects, the MERICS Belt and Road Tracker provides informed analyses of BRI-related developments and trends. Apart from the database, which is updated regularly, the Tracker provides a wide range of regional and thematic maps to visualize the initiative’s scope and progress – as well as its setbacks._
The lead researcher of the project is MERICS Research Associate Thomas S. Eder.
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