The circles on the map pinpoint the location of thousands of Chinese-funded development projects. The bigger the circle, the bigger the investment. The largest circles represent projects in the multibillion-dollar range. Map by Soren Patterson, AidData/William & Mary/Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption Map by Soren Patterson, AidData/William & Mary/Screenshot by NPR Goats and Soda China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy? November 13, 2018 There are a lot of state secrets when it comes to the billions of dollars worth of roads, hospitals and more. Satellite images of night lights may offer some insights into their value.