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A worker shovels wheat in Kazakhstan's Akmola region. The country aims to develop its agriculture with China.   © Reuters
Asia Insight

China's Belt and Road sparks battle of the breadbaskets

New infrastructure helps ex-Soviet grain exporters reach Asian markets

HISASHI KANAO, Nikkei staff writer, and NAUBET BISENOV, Contributing writer | China

TOKYO/ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- China's regionwide infrastructure drive is quickly proving to be a game changer in the grain trade.

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