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China’s Top Diplomat Checks in on Myanmar Projects
September 03, 2020

China’s Top Diplomat Checks in on Myanmar Projects

By Sebastian Strangio
Yang Jiechi's visit is a sign of the complications China faces in advancing its strategic interests in Myanmar.

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency
August 31, 2020

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra is set to introduce legislation giving the federal government a veto over state and territory deals with foreign governments. 
With Latest Sanctions, US Casts a Shadow Over China’s Belt and Road
August 27, 2020

With Latest Sanctions, US Casts a Shadow Over China’s Belt and Road

By Shannon Tiezzi
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) was targeted over its South China Sea island-building. But the firm is also a crucial player in the BRI.

Pandemics, Politics, and Principles: Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia in a Time of Crisis
August 27, 2020

Pandemics, Politics, and Principles: Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia in a Time of Crisis

By Andrew Rosser, Kate Macdonald and Ken Setiawan
Despite obstacles, the business and human rights agenda has gained some traction in the region.

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic? Perhaps Not.
August 26, 2020

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic? Perhaps Not.

By Abhijnan Rej
Beijing’s BRI experience with Modi’s India shows a lack of feel for shifting sands.

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor Stretches Further Into China
June 22, 2020

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor Stretches Further Into China

By Umida Hashimova
The transport corridor is in use and has great potential, but the middle section through Kyrgyzstan still transports cargo via trucks and not railcars.

Manila: From Galleons to the Belt and Road
June 19, 2020

Manila: From Galleons to the Belt and Road

By Ian Morley
Manila is rich with cultural heritage at risk of destruction amid a push to develop.
Overseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China’s Power Projection
May 28, 2020

Overseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China’s Power Projection

By Hugh Harsono
How overseas gambling enterprises double as power projection tools for China.

US Weighs in on Australia’s BRI Controversy Amid State and Federal Divide
May 27, 2020

US Weighs in on Australia’s BRI Controversy Amid State and Federal Divide

By Joshua Mcdonald
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo inserted himself into an ongoing dispute between the Australian federal government and the state of Victoria over China’s BRI.

Is China Deploying COVID-19 Diplomacy to Speed BRI Projects in Myanmar?
May 20, 2020

Is China Deploying COVID-19 Diplomacy to Speed BRI Projects in Myanmar?

By Shah Suraj Bharat
At present, fears that China is using the pandemic to exert excessive pressure and push through BRI projects in Myanmar are exaggerated.

How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Went Astray
May 07, 2020

How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Went Astray

By Chan Kung and Yu (Tony) Pan
In taking on geopolitical overtones, the BRI has become alienated from its original economic purpose.
Will COVID-19 Be a Blessing in Disguise for the Belt and Road?
May 02, 2020

Will COVID-19 Be a Blessing in Disguise for the Belt and Road?

By Xianbai Ji
The hiatus afforded by COVID-19 provides an opportunity for China to contemplate ways to bring about an improved BRI 2.0.

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