I've had concerns about how the new silkroad, or technically known as "The Belt And Road Initiative" would affect the entire world. This new trade system proposed by the Chinese Leader Xi Jinping of the Chinese Communist Party does have it's pros and cons.
I see positive influence on this new system because of how well the trade routes are designed and the potential it has to prevent wars that we are encountering now. The new railways systems that are being developed in the current countries that are struggling economically, are benefitting the "Poorer Country" by introducing more jobs and modern infrastructure to it's citizens.
This initiative's goal is to advance over 3 billion more people to middle class status and to become 80% of GDP growth according to: https://beltandroad.hktdc.com/en/belt-and-road-basics
Railways like the Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway (Constructed by the Chinese Government), Paves a way for quicker transport of people, food, and many other items for the future of these two countries.
But there are fears of downfalls to these modernization projects. The citizens from countries like Kenya and Jamaica are in fear that these modernization projects is just another way for more economic control of these countries. This can be seen as a con depending on China's true motive of this next generation trade system.
What do you think this would conclude for the world, after thorough research, the possibilities of this system are endless. Needless to say, me living in the U.S. I wouldn't mind and underwater tunnel connecting from Alaska to Russia.
P.S. Do you feel that the U.S. should tag along with this system as well? How do you think it would impact the world if the U.S. hopped aboard with this system?