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Beijing has wanted those Belt and Road projects grounded by the coronavirus pandemic to resume – and help revive jobs and economies – but observers say it might take months before that happens because most countries are still struggling to contain the spread of the disease.Many projects under the Belt and Road Initiative – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trillion-dollar pet project that aims to boost trade and investment across Asia, Africa and Europe – are either on hold or receiving minimal…

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