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Video: What is the Belt and Road initiative?

China, the world's largest economy, is developing a modern version of the ancient trade route through a hugely ambitious $1-trillion plan called the One Belt, One Road initiative to link China to 68 countries in the rest of Asia, Africa and Europe.

Underpinning it are infrastructure projects such as pipelines and a port in Pakistan, bridges in Bangladesh and railways to Russia – all facilitating trade and economic growth.

(Source: CNBC International YouTube channel)