This "One Belt, One Road" Map Shows China's Unstoppable Global Growth

Look at a One Belt, One Road map showing how much of the world China's new Silk Road economic initiative will involve and you'll see one thing right away: This is a massive global undertaking with incredible potential – for China, and investors.

China could invest over $5 trillion into building its Belt and Road initiative over the next 10 years. That could mean a near 50% profit windfall for investors who know where to look...

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Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald says the Belt and Road map is only part of the story for investors.

"The 'One Belt, One Road' plan is a $5 trillion initiative being undertaken by China to remake the world in its image," says Fitz-Gerald. "Not 'just' the $1 trillion everybody thinks."

Fitz-Gerald would know, too. He's been following China's new Silk Road expansion since it was a mere rumor in 1997. But now that China has made it official and the mainstream media is finally covering the story, Fitz-Gerald says investors don't have time to wait to invest any longer.

That's why we're going to show you two China stocks that could reel in up to 50% profits from China's One Belt, One Road plan just this year alone...

The Belt and Road Map Shows China's Growth as an Economic Power

The Belt and Road initiative will lead to trillions of dollars in infrastructure across the participating countries, but China's ambition is larger than that. Chinese officials hope their plan will make them an economic power that could rival the United States' as the world's leading economy.

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"The goal is to redefine the global political and diplomatic 'orbit' by drawing entire countries into China's way of doing things," Fitz-Gerald said.

China's One Belt, One Road plan is already working for it, too. Just this week, China held a Belt and Road forum with 29 heads of states meeting in Beijing. This was the largest gathering of world leaders in China since the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

This political and diplomatic shift also means a huge shift in economics. The new Silk Road plan will give China access to over 65% of the world's population and more than 33% of the world's GDP. Even more than access, China's investment will help grow these countries into consumers of Chinese goods.

The Chinese economy is already the second largest in the world, just behind the United States. And its GDP growth per year is 7%, nearly triple the U.S.' annual GDP growth. The Belt and Road initiative is not only going to pour money into the countries involved, but it's going to grow China's economy and economic influence even higher.

That means investors can latch on to the right Chinese stocks for growth potential that outpaces American companies. We're talking nearly 50% growth this year alone.

These are the best companies to take advantage of China's new Silk Road economic boom...

The Best China Stocks to Profit from the New Silk Road

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) already dominates China's e-commerce industry, just like Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) does here.

That's a big deal since China is the world's largest e-commerce market. Its e-commerce market could amass sales of $2.4 trillion by 2020, according to eMarketer.

"Alibaba is working on advanced artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and next-generation technologies that will bolster China's economy for decades to come," Fitz-Gerald said.

But one of its biggest targets is mobile payments. BABA's financial affiliate, Ant Financial, just bought MoneyGram International Inc. (Nasdaq: MGI). MGI is the world's biggest money transfer service.

The Belt and Road plan will help Alibaba expand its customer base on a global scale, all while the Chinese government foots the bill. And BABA's moves into mobile payments will help it tap into new markets in these countries, too. That's not to mention what a growing Chinese economy will do for Alibaba's profits.

BABA's already up 31.44% since its IPO in 2014, and it's going to grow even more along with China. That's why Wall Street is bullish on the stock. Analysts are projecting it could hit a price target of $180 this year, a 46% gain from its current price of $123.38.

Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU) is another Chinese firm primed to grow along with China's economy and global status.

Baidu is a lot like Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) in that it dominates China's search engine market and is branching into many of the same areas as Alphabet. Baidu is working on everything from streaming services to autonomous vehicles. Baidu's billion-dollar effort to take on the artificial intelligence world earned it a spot on Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Companies in 2017" list.

But just like BABA, Baidu is leveraging its technological know-how to develop online payment tools. As the new Silk Road expands China's economic footprint, Baidu will be able to reap even more profits through mobile payments.

Wall Street likes the Chinese search giant, too. BIDU has beaten earnings its last four quarters, and analysts are projecting revenue growth up to 26% this year. And its share price could soar even higher. Wall Street analysts forecast its share price could grow 43% in 2017 alone.

BIDU stock is trading at $191.43 right now.

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