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The Secrets of China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa
June 01, 2022

The Secrets of China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa

By Anzetse Were
Beijing has succeeded by responding to African governments' precise needs, against a backdrop of lingering mistrust of the West.

China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South
May 29, 2022

China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South

By Gulalai Ismail and Alvin Camba
Pakistan’s CPEC is a case study in Chinese investment further disenfranchising ethnic minority groups – in this case, the Baloch.
China and Uzbekistan: An Emerging Development Partnership?
May 13, 2022

China and Uzbekistan: An Emerging Development Partnership?

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Uzbekistan is leveraging its partnership with China to address the logistical and geographic challenges it faces.

What the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Tells Us About the Belt and Road Initiative
April 28, 2022

What the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Tells Us About the Belt and Road Initiative

By Zenel Garcia and Umer Rahman
The case study of CPEC reveals how provincial officials in China and counterparts abroad are the real drivers for the BRI.

China’s Inadvertent Empire: Welcome to Sinostan
April 19, 2022

China’s Inadvertent Empire: Welcome to Sinostan

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Raffaello Pantucci about China’s rise, as seen through Beijing’s engagements in Central Asia.

What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?
March 18, 2022

What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?

By Mohammadbagher Forough
Exploring the geoeconomic implications for the BRI and other Eurasian economic and infrastructure initiatives.

How China’s Ambitious Belt and Road Plans for East Africa Came Apart
March 05, 2022

How China’s Ambitious Belt and Road Plans for East Africa Came Apart

By David Skidmore
China’s infrastructure projects abroad often suffer from misinterpretations of the local political climate.
Can Latin America and the Caribbean Trust China as a Business Partner? 
December 29, 2021

Can Latin America and the Caribbean Trust China as a Business Partner? 

By Leland Lazarus and Evan Ellis
A lack of due diligence, corruption, and a disregard for indigenous rights and the environment have characterized many Chinese infrastructure projects in the region.

Cyprus: The Next Stop of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
December 22, 2021

Cyprus: The Next Stop of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By Mordechai Chaziza
Cyprus' geographical location, EU membership, and importance as a transshipment hub have drawn interest from Beijing.

Sino-Thai High-Speed Rail Project Takes Another Step Forward
December 21, 2021

Sino-Thai High-Speed Rail Project Takes Another Step Forward

By Sebastian Strangio
The Thai Transport Minister says the design for the second phase of the line is now complete.

To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets
December 17, 2021

To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets

By Zhang Jing
As China stops building overseas coal power plants, it will take more than wishful thinking to transition to renewable energy.
Laos Unlocked
December 10, 2021

Laos Unlocked

By Nicholas Bosoni
A trip on the maiden journey of the $5.9 billion Laos-China Railway.

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