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China builds EU beachhead with $5 billion city in Belarus

May 29, 2013

by Aliaksandr Kudrytski on Bloomberg.com

China is building an entire city in the forests near Minsk to create a manufacturing springboard between the EU and Russia.

According to Chinese and Belarusian officials, the $5 billion development will include housing to accommodate 155,000 people.

“Nobody will be able to build anything like this industrial park anywhere else in Europe anymore”– said Gong Jianwei, China’s ambassador to Belarus.

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