CHINA'S bid to build a new "Red Empire" has left the world with a sea of roads to nowhere and half-built bridges.
Xi Jinping unveiled the world's most ambitious infrastructure project 10 years ago this month - wooing Asia, Africa and the Middle East with bold promises.
Dubbed the "project of the century", the Belt and Road Initiative was billed as a mega plan to create trade routes through huge swathes of Eurasia, with China at the centre.
With promises of loans and vast infrastructure projects like roads, railways and bridges, more than 150 countries have signed up...
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