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Belt and Road

Unrest threatens China's Belt and Road 'success story' in Belarus

Democracy movement creates possible lose-lose dilemma for Beijing

MOSCOW -- Belarus' upcoming election on Aug. 9 was supposed to be yet another coronation ceremony for President Alexander Lukashenko. Instead, with the date fast approaching, the man regarded by some as "Europe's last dictator" is facing the toughest challenge of his three-decade rule -- presenting an uncomfortable conundrum for China.

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