(Mar 6): Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has long been seen as a way to project China’s influence around the world.

Now, the coronavirus outbreak is showing how the trade and infrastructure program can help export the country’s troubles.

The deadly outbreak is prompting delays and disruptions to China’s construction and investment plans overseas, risking years of planning and hundreds of billions of dollars in economic diplomacy.

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