From the Document: "China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has connectivity at its core. The BRI was launched to expand physical connectivity from China to Eurasia by constructing infrastructure, such as roads, railways, and pipelines in partner countries. In that sense, during the Great Lockdown caused by the COVID19 [coronavirus disease 19] pandemic, the BRI faced three serious challenges, including restrictions on the cross-border movement of workers and logistics, China's growing financial burden due to the worldwide economic downturn, and rising anti-Chinese sentiment all over the world."
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