22 May China Launching Largest Infrastructure Effort in Human History
This endeavor means more ground paved over, more biodiversity destroyed, more pollution in areas not affected before, more population growth, more shoreline destroyed. It is China declaring it is no longer isolationist, no longer looking inward, as it has for centuries. It will be a $1 trillion dollar project, building roads, railways, and ports, all to physically link China to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
As described in the article, it is reflective of China’s “desire to be a fearsome global power”. Shen Dinghi, professor at Fudan University, also says Chinese nuclear warheads “…can destroy the United States repeatedly. Ten times over.”
Source: Winn, Patrick, China Is Working On The Largest Infrastructure Endeavor In Human History, PRI’s The World, May 22, 2017