China's Belt and Road
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When China unveiled the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, the trillion-dollar trade and infrastructure project was hailed as a 21st-century version of the Silk Road that would eventually link East Asia with Europe and Africa. To the capital-starved low-income nations that lined its route, the initiative represented much more — a Chinese version of the U.S. Marshall Plan, which helped rescue resource-starved Europe when it was on the brink of collapse after World War II.
The article of record as published may be found at http://www.milkenreview.org/articles/chinas-belt-and-road