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'Made in China' infrastructure is often a glorified money pit

Construction flaws have left many Belt and Road projects unusable

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Xi Jinping makes a toast during a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in May 2017: The Chinese leader sold the BRI as a pathway to prosperity for developing nations.   © Reuters

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The Florida Republican is also a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

My mother worked at a folding chair factory in Hialeah, Florida briefly during my childhood. It was not glamorous work, but it put food on our table and she made a quality product in the process. You can bet those chairs lasted years, if not decades.

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