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.
A depot hums with giant cranes, hoisting containers. Newly built rail lines stretch into the distance and hundreds of workers go about their jobs. The vision is taking shape. But just four years in, the project already faces slowing growth.