Asia accounts for seven of the 10 countries drawing the most investment under China's infrastructure program known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Source: Cecilia Joy-Pérez and Derek Scissors, “Be Wary of Spending on the Belt and Road,” American Enterprise Institute, November 2018,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Country Investment Total in Billions of Dollars (includes the acquisition of companies and other assets)
Singapore $24.3
Malaysia $13.2
Russian Federation $9.9
Israel $9.8
India $9.0
Indonesia $8.7
South Korea $8.1
Pakistan $7.6
United Arab Emirates $5.6
Laos $4.7

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