Hunan province is now among the key hubs in China for African trade and increasingly it appears to be positioning itself as a larger BRI trading center. Hunan trade with BRI countries is up 20% year-on-year to $16.5 billion in the January-August period.
ASEAN is the province’s top regional trading partner with just $9 billion of two-way trade in the first eight months of the year — also up 20% compared to the same time last year.
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