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World Leaders Descend on Beijing Before Tuesday’s Belt and Road Forum Kickoff

Top officials from around the world are arriving in Beijing this week for the third Belt and Road forum, which comes as China celebrates the 10th anniversary of the signature infrastructure initiative. Some 130 representatives are expected to attend.

The gathering comes as China has slimmed down the BRI, with more focus now on loans for smaller and green-energy-focused initiatives.

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