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South East Asia is natural test bed for revamped Belt and Road

Region can benefit as China tackles transparency concerns and opens program to wider participation

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Bang Sue Grand Station, pictured during construction in Oct. 2018, will be Thailand's main rail hub: CP Group will construct a high-speed rail link with help from China Railway Construction. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok last weekend for the 34th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations against a backdrop of rapidly slowing global trade.

If they are to realize Asia's untapped potential for self-sustaining growth, they need to grasp the opportunities represented by China's revamped Belt and Road Initiative to boost trade, encourage inward investment, and grow their economies.

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