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Belt and Road

China's Belt and Road hits a speed bump in Kazakhstan

'Dry port' pins its hopes on foreign investors to spur faster growth

A worker at Khorgos Gateway, which operates a container terminal on the border between Kazakhstan and China, directs a crane as it unloads steel coils from a container. (photo by Wataru Suzuki)

KHORGOS, Kazakhstan -- One of the most ambitious projects in China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to transform a vast plot of open land along China's border with Kazakhstan into the launch point for a river of Chinese goods flowing to Europe by rail.

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