Xi's Silk Road Dream for China Hits a Speed-Bump in Thailand

  • Thailand rejected offer of financing for rail project
  • Government not willing to give commercial-development rights

Xi Jinping.

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President Xi Jinping is so devoted to his Silk Road project for China to deepen economic ties across Asia that he recently had top Communist officials attend a "study" session on the millennia-old history of the route.

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