China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) investments have only made it more difficult for surrounding nations to compete and fend off the country. Those run by corrupt authoritarians use China to further wreak havoc against their own people. With everyone focused on the coronavirus, this has given China more leverage to increase aggression towards less compliant nations. U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense need to work with our allies in order to compile a unified solution to their unwanted attempted expansion.