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Tristan Kenderdine

Tristan Kenderdine

Tristan Kenderdine is Research Director at Future Risk, working on China’s geoeconomic policy in Central Asia and the Middle East.

Tristan’s work focuses on the public administration and public finance of economic development in China and Eurasian states. Consulting work has covered resources, agroindustrial and hydrocarbon markets; law of the sea, polar politics, and industrial policy. Tristan has published in outlets such as Financial Times, Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post and The Straits Times. E-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @futurerisks

Posts by Tristan Kenderdine
January 05, 2021

Kazakhstan-China Border Delays as Rail Freight Hedge Wobbles

By Tristan Kenderdine
A bottleneck on the Kazakh-China border has left thousands of wagons waiting to cross for weeks on end.

January 05, 2021

Is Institutionalism Still Useful in Elite China Political Analyses?

By Tristan Kenderdine
China's elite politics is ultimately unpredictable, but the party cadre system remains the most resilient political institution.
December 29, 2020

Politburo 2022 Candidate Analysis: Li Xi

By Tristan Kenderdine
The Communist Party secretary of Guangdong province is a near-lock for the Politburo Standing Committee come 2022.

December 12, 2020

China’s Policy Banks Are Lending Differently, Not Less

By Tristan Kenderdine
How Chinese policy and commercial banks are behaving operationally in their foreign lending activities is shifting, but not necessarily diminishing.

December 08, 2020

Middle Corridor Struggles to Find Its Way Across Eurasia

By Tristan Kenderdine
Without China’s geoeconomic policy push, there is still little economic rationale behind the development of the Middle Corridor.

December 07, 2020

China Looks Ahead to 20th Party Congress in 2022

By Tristan Kenderdine
China’s elite politics begins the run toward the personnel changes of October 2022’s 20th Party Congress.
December 04, 2020

China’s Technoindustrial Policy Is More Soviet Retro Than Japan Innovation

By Tristan Kenderdine
In science and technology innovation, closed markets, proprietary standards, and ideologized scientific research policy are a recipe for retrogradation.

November 13, 2020

Rail Freight Use on China’s Iron Silk Road Underdelivers

By Tristan Kenderdine
Is China’s CR Express destined for the industrial graveyard of Eurasian economic policy history?

November 04, 2020

China’s Fifth Plenum: Old Goals and Shifting Priorities

By Tristan Kenderdine
There's much more than technoindustrial policy in China’s Fifth Plenum communique, especially when compared to the 2015 outcomes.

July 11, 2020

China Missteps With Wild Allegation of a ‘New’ Deadly Pneumonia in Kazakhstan

By Tristan Kenderdine
Fortunately for the world, there is no new plague coming out of Kazakhstan. 

October 17, 2017

Ahead of Party Congress, Keep an Eye on China’s Leading Groups

By Tristan Kenderdine
What will China's leadership reshuffle mean for economic policy?
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