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Covid-19 slows China's major projects in Asia

The setback follows a pushback against Belt and Road projects in several countries

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At Colombo's Port City, work is progressing slowly as nearly a third of the Chinese workers who left for the Chinese New Year holidays have not returned.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

FROM an artificial island in Sri Lanka to a bridge in Bangladesh and hydropower projects in Nepal and Indonesia, China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan is stuttering under the effects of the deadly novel coronavirus.

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