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BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The Belt and Road Initiative proposed by China has no military or geo-strategic intentions, according to a Chinese defense ministry spokesperson Thursday.
"The saying that the initiative has the underlying purpose of expanding China's military presence along the Belt and Road is ungrounded," said Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense at a routine press conference.
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PacificSentinel: The "Belt and Road" only by-passes all the strategic choke points that would allow the USA to prevent goods from getting to China during a War, for example, the recently opened Oil Terminal in Myanmar (Burma) will allow China to move fuel oil over land, thus by-passing the Malacca strait, A natural choke point for sea-born trade and Pakistan's Gwadar Port will have even larger benefits. So YES, the "Belt and Road" has a MASSIVE military application for China.