By CNA Published: 07 Feb 2018 Audio: English
Egypt is poised and eager to play a pivotal role in China's One Belt, One Road initiative and China is returning its enthusiasm with financial interest. Crucial to Beijing's masterplan is its transformation of Egypt's Suez Canal into a vast new economic zone as a springboard to infiltrating the northern African and European markets. This episode investigates the strategic objectives behind the growing Chinese footprint in Egypt and the immense challenges to be overcome posed by the country's political instability, corruption and security issues.
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