Japan Inc sees better opportunities beyond China’s ‘Belt and Road’

TOKYO A vast majority of Japanese companies have no interest to participate in China’s sweeping “Belt and Road” initiative, seeing greater business opportunities in other international economic co-operation, a Reuters poll shows. Only 5 percent of 220 …
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