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14 Mar 2023


Xinhua rebuts Wall Street Journal's claims that Chinese Belt and Road construction projects contain defects and potential corruption

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"Debunking Lies of The Wall Street Journal: The Real Picture of China's Global Mega-Projects" 22 February 2023

A recent report by The Wall Street Journal, targeting several China-built global mega-projects, was filled with distorted facts, one-sided stories, and unfounded accusations -- an attempt to discredit the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

What's the real picture of these projects? Are they really "falling apart" as sensationally claimed by the WSJ? Xinhua reporters traveled there, studied the cases and talked to authorities, experts and engineers. Here is what we found.