April 21st, 2015
Episode 221 of 642 episodes
We examine what will be one of the biggest trade deals of the century so far. China has this week pledged $46 billion for road and rail-building in Pakistan. It's a massive investment package that its proponents say could transform this struggling Asian economy into a major trading hub. But who will really benefit from the deal? We hear the view of what's in it for Beijing, we talk to the experienced writer and journalist, Elliott Wilson, who's lived and worked in China for many years. We also hear from Wang Jiaxin. He is the economic and commercial counsellor of the Chinese embassy in Malawi. He says his country's strategy is all about brotherly collaboration with fellow developing economies.