Belt and Road Initiative

China and the U.S. have very different economic styles. China builds things, while the U.S. blows them up. China’s projects have no strings attached, while the U.S. imposes conditions, even weaponizing the dollar.

Most countries clearly favor China’s approach, as testified by the astounding success of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In China, it is known as the One Belt One Road and is sometimes dubbed the New Silk Road.

The BRI is a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013. It is linked by road, rail, energy, and digital infrastructure, with a Maritime Silk Road linked by the development of ports. As of early 2024, more than 140 countries had joined BRI, representing almost 75% of the world’s population and more than half the global GDP.

The project has a target completion date of 2049, which will coincide with the centennial of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s founding.

The BRI has been widely praised for boosting global economic growth. Even better, it is empowering countries that have long been ignored, explored, or bombed into submission by the U.S., Israel, and NATO. The BRI has also spread Chinese influence at the expense of the West. Indeed, China is sometimes said to “own” Africa and Latin America, and its presence is also keenly felt in the Middle East.

Criticism ˆ

The BRI has been criticized over human rights violations, environmental impact, and concerns of debt-trap diplomacy resulting in neocolonialism and economic imperialism. While not all these concerns are unfounded, they are often wildly exaggerated by Western leaders and propagandists.

The claims of debt-trap diplomacy in particular appear to be an outright lie. Of course, some countries default on their debts, and it’s only natural for debtor countries to ask for something in return. But has China screwed any countries half as bad as the Jews have screwed Argentina?

I’m most concerned about the impact of China’s staggering economic growth on the environment. Amazingly, Western media whores have little to say about that. They eagerly manufacture lies about debt-trap diplomacy and genocide but ignore what may be a valid issue of global concern.

Of course, the USA’s environmental record is hardly respectable. The U.S. has established laws protecting the environment, but they are commonly trampled by corporations. In addition, U.S. corporations often skirt such laws by doing business in countries that don’t have such laws.

In the meantime, any countries who don’t like doing business with China are welcome to continue getting screwed by the Jews.

List of BRI Members ˆ

In the table below, note that most of the countries that have not joined BRI are allied with the U.S.

  • Key
    • 1 - Member
    • 2 - Thinking of Joining
    • 3 - Withdrew
Country Region * Date
Afghanistan Asia 1 2023 (May 1)
Albania Europe 1 2017 (May 1)
Algeria Africa 1 2018 (July 10)
Andorra Europe
Angola Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 1 2018 (June 1)
Argentina South America 3 2022 (Feb. 6)
Armenia Asia 1 2015 (Dec. 1)
Australia Pacific Ocean
Austria Europe 1
Azerbaijan Asia 1 2015 (Dec. 1)
Bahamas, The Caribbean
Bahrain Middle East 1 2018 (July 1)
Bangladesh Asia 1 2019 (March 1)
Barbados Caribbean 1 2019 (Feb. 1)
Belarus Europe 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Belgium Europe
Belize North America
Benin Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Bhutan Asia 2
Bolivia South America 1 2018 (June 1)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe 1 2017 (May 1)
Botswana Africa 1 2021 (Jan. 7)
Brazil South America 2
Brunei Asia 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Bulgaria Europe 1 2015 (Nov. 1)
Burkina Faso Africa 1
Burundi Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Cambodia Asia 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Cameroon Africa 1 2015 (Aug. 1)
Canada North America
Cape Verde Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Central African Republic Africa 1 2021 (Nov. 1)
Chad Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Chile South America 1 2018 (Nov. 6)
China Asia 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Colombia South America 2
Comoros Indian Ocean 1 2015 (Dec. 1)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Africa 1 2021 (Jan. 6)
Congo, Republic of the Africa 1
Cook Islands Pacific Ocean 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Costa Rica North America 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Croatia Europe 1 2017 (May 1)
Cuba Caribbean 1 2019 (June 20)
Cyprus Middle East 1 2019 (April 1)
Czechia Europe 1 2015 (Nov. 1)
Denmark Europe 2
Djibouti Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Dominica Caribbean 1 2018 (July 13)
Dominican Republic Caribbean 1 2019 (Dec. 1)
East Timor Asia 1 2017 (April 1)
Ecuador South America 1 2018 (Dec. 1)
Egypt Africa 1 2016 (Jan. 1)
El Salvador North America 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Equatorial Guinea Africa 1 2019 (April 1)
Eritrea Africa 1 2021 (Nov. 25)
Estonia Europe 3 2017 (Nov. 1)
Eswatini Africa
Ethiopia Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Fiji Pacific Ocean 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Finland Europe
France Europe
French Guiana South America
Gabon Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Gambia, The Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Georgia Asia 1 2016 (Dec. 1)
Germany Europe
Ghana Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Greece Europe 1 2018 (Aug. 1)
Grenada Caribbean 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Guatemala North America
Guinea Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Guinea-Bissau Africa 1 2021 (Nov. 24)
Guyana South America 1 2018 (July 1)
Haiti Caribbean
Honduras North America 1 2023 (Oct. 18)
Hungary Europe 1 2015 (June 1)
Iceland Atlantic Ocean
India Asia
Indonesia Asia 1 2015 (March 1)
Iran Asia 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Iraq Middle East 1 2015 (Dec. 1)
Ireland Europe 2
Israel Middle East
Italy Europe 3 2019 (March 1)
Ivory Coast Africa 1 2017 (May 23)
Jamaica Caribbean 1 2019 (April 1)
Japan Asia
Jordan Middle East 1 2023 (Dec. 2)
Kazakhstan Asia 1 2015 (Aug. 1)
Kenya Africa 1 2017 (June 1)
Kiribati Pacific Ocean 1 2020 (Jan. 1)
Kuwait Middle East 1 2018 (May 1)
Kyrgyzstan Asia 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Laos Asia 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Latvia Europe 1 2016 (Nov. 1)
Lebanon Middle East 1 2017 (Sept. 1)
Lesotho Africa 1 2019 (June 1)
Liberia Africa 1 2019 (April 1)
Libya Africa 1 2018 (July 1)
Liechtenstein Europe
Lithuania Europe 1 2017 (Nov. 1)
Luxembourg Europe 1 2019 (March 1)
Madagascar Indian Ocean 1 2017 (March 1)
Malawi Africa 1 2022 (March 24)
Malaysia Asia 1 2017 (May 1)
Maldives Indian Ocean 1 2017 (Aug. 1)
Mali Africa 1 2019 (July 26)
Malta Europe 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean
Mauritania Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Mauritius Indian Ocean 1
Mexico North America
Micronesia Pacific Ocean 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Moldova Europe 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Monaco Europe
Mongolia Asia 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Montenegro Europe 1 2017 (May 1)
Morocco Africa 1 2017 (Nov. 1)
Mozambique Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Myanmar Asia 1 2016 (Aug. 1)
Namibia Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Nauru Pacific Ocean
Nepal Asia 1 2017 (May 1)
Netherlands Europe
New Zealand Pacific Ocean 1 2017 (March 1)
Nicaragua North America 1 2022 (Jan. 6)
Niger Africa 1
Nigeria Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Niue Pacific Ocean 1 2018 (July 1)
North Korea Asia **
North Macedonia Europe 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Norway Europe
Oman Middle East 1 2018 (May 1)
Pakistan Asia 1 2013 (Dec. 1)
Palau Pacific Ocean
Palestine Middle East 1
Panama North America 1 2017 (June 1)
Papua New Guinea Pacific Ocean 1 2016 (July 1)
Paraguay South America
Peru South America 1 2019 (May 1)
Philippines Asia 1 2017 (Nov. 1)
Poland Europe 1 2015 (Nov. 1)
Portugal Europe 1 2018 (Dec. 1)
Qatar Middle East 1 2019 (Jan. 1)
Romania Europe 1 2015 (June 1)
Russia Europe 1
Rwanda Africa 1 2018 (July 1)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean
Saint Lucia Caribbean
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean
Samoa Pacific Ocean 1 2018 (Oct. 1)
San Marino Europe 2
Sao Tome and Principe Africa 1
Saudi Arabia Middle East 1 2018 (Aug. 1)
Senegal Africa 1 2018 (July 1)
Serbia Europe 1 2015 (Nov. 1)
Seychelles Indian Ocean 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Sierra Leone Africa 1 2018 (Aug. 1)
Singapore Asia 1 2018 (April 1)
Slovakia Europe 1 2015 (Nov. 1)
Slovenia Europe 1 2017 (Nov. 1)
Solomon Islands Pacific Ocean 1 2019 (Oct. 1)
Somalia Africa 1 2015 (Aug. 1)
South Africa Africa 1 2015 (Dec. 1)
South Korea Asia **
South Sudan Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Spain Europe 2
Sri Lanka Asia 1 2017 (April 1)
Sudan Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Suriname South America 1 2018 (July 1)
Sweden Europe
Switzerland Europe
Syria Middle East 1 2022 (Jan. 6)
Tajikistan Asia 1 2018 (Oct. 1)
Tanzania Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Thailand Asia 1 2014 (Dec. 1)
Togo Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Tonga Pacific Ocean 1 2018 (March 1)
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 1 2018 (May 1)
Tunisia Africa 1 2018 (July 1)
Turkey Middle East 1 2015 (Nov. 1)
Turkmenistan Asia 1 2017 (June 1)
Tuvalu Pacific Ocean
Uganda Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Ukraine Europe 2017 (Dec. 1)
United Arab Emirates Middle East 1 2018 (July 1)
United Kingdom Europe
United States North America
Uruguay South America 1 2018 (Feb. 1)
Uzbekistan Asia 1 2015 (June 1)
Vanuatu Pacific Ocean 1 2018 (Nov. 1)
Vatican City Europe
Venezuela South America 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Vietnam Asia 1 2017 (Nov. 1)
Yemen Middle East 1 2017 (Nov. 1)
Zambia Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
Zimbabwe Africa 1 2018 (Sept. 1)
* See the Key above.
** I’m not sure what the situation is with North and South Korea. Some sources list North Korea as either a member or an observer, while others list South Korea instead.
War! Home
en_USEnglish