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Al Jazeera’s 101 East Investigates How China’s New “Silk Road” is Changing Lives From Asia to Africa

Al Jazeera English’s Asia documentary series 101 East dedicated an entire episode to showcasing China’s Belt and Road Initiative. It’s a fascinating program that explores how the tens of billions of dollars already spent to build out the BRI is impact millions throughout the developing world, for better and for worse.

It’s quite remarkable how much access to Chinese people and locations that AJE receives when so many other news outlets are typically denied the permission those same things.

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