China showcases Belt and Road initiative to world leaders


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World leaders are gathering in Beijing from Thursday for a summit on China's Belt and Road initiative amid growing criticism of the project.The sweeping infrastructure project aims to expand global trade links. The initiative has funded trains, roads, and ports in many countries, but has left some saddled with debt. Dr. Yu Jie of Chatham House explains how China's President Xi will be looking to use this summit to bolster support for the project. Also in the show, we take a look at the candidacy of Joe Biden for President, and as Amazon beats analyst expectations in its latest earnings report, we speak to Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors in Chicago for the latest from the US financial markets. And finally, it's draft day for the American National Football League. We take a look at the money behind each pick. (Picture: Chinese President Xi Jinping claps at the closing session of the National People"s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 15, 2019. Picture credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter.)

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