The Ban Ladhan Railway bridge, a section of the China-Laos Railway built by the China Railway Group Ltd., stands under construction on the Mekong River in Ban Ladhan, Luang Prabang province, Laos. (Photographer Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg)

Italy’s Embrace of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Is a Snub to Washington

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- More than seven centuries after a 17-year-old Marco Polo set off from Venice on a voyage that would culminate at the court of Kublai Khan, the Italian city continues to ...