Belt and Road and the UAE: a natural fit

By Mohamed Salama

SUMMARY

China’s global economic ambitions rest, at least in part, on the success of its Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, which aims to elevate the country’s role in global trade by, among other things, establishing new trade links and investing heavily in other countries’ infrastructure networks.

Among those 60 nations, China needs partnerships with established financial, logistics and commerce-friendly hubs that can facilitate trade. Various metrics suggest the UAE could be become a major hub within the broader B&R and RMB framework.

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