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Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism
May 03, 2021

Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism

By See-Won Byun
China’s rust belt is a case study in how local conditions and priorities can clash with grand plans for economic integration.

Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds
April 22, 2021

Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds

By Rod McGuirk
In response, Chinese state media warned of "serious consequences for unreasonable provocation against China."
Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays
April 08, 2021

Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
Indonesia's government should tread cautiously when green-lighting large-scale Chinese infrastructure projects.

China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up
April 01, 2021

China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up

By Tristan Kenderdine and Péter Bucsky
China’s contribution to Central Asian rail connectivity remains miniscule.

Debunking 3 Myths About Chinese Investment in Malaysia
March 26, 2021

Debunking 3 Myths About Chinese Investment in Malaysia

By Xianbai Ji , Chen Li, and Guanie Lim
A close examination of two flagship BRI-related infrastructure projects in Malaysia reveals the complex reality of China’s financial statecraft.

The Continuing Mystery of the Belt and Road
March 06, 2021

The Continuing Mystery of the Belt and Road

By Yuan Jiang
There are still competing theories and explanations of what China's signature foreign policy platform actually means.

The Case for Australia Keeping Victoria’s Belt and Road Deal
December 18, 2020

The Case for Australia Keeping Victoria’s Belt and Road Deal

By Yuan Jiang
Prime Minister Morrison now has the power to quash the state's MoU with China. He should hold off, at least for now.
China’s Digital Silk Road Initiative: A Boon for Developing Countries or a Danger to Freedom?
December 17, 2020

China’s Digital Silk Road Initiative: A Boon for Developing Countries or a Danger to Freedom?

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Some observers worry that it will equip authoritarian governments with next-generation surveillance technologies.

An Ignored Canary in an Unknown Coal Mine: The Caribbean’s Economic Engagement with China
December 14, 2020

An Ignored Canary in an Unknown Coal Mine: The Caribbean’s Economic Engagement with China

By Bradley J. Murg and Rasheed J. Griffith
The Caribbean provides some of the earliest signs of the problems that would later dog China's Belt and Road Initiative.

China’s Policy Banks Are Lending Differently, Not Less
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.

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar
December 03, 2020

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar

By Gene Ryack
A long-running war and COVID-19 muddle development in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar.
The Jakarta-Bandung Rail Project: 5 Years On and Still Going Nowhere
December 03, 2020

The Jakarta-Bandung Rail Project: 5 Years On and Still Going Nowhere

By Meiki W. Paendong
The railway, China's landmark BRI project in Indonesia, has failed to account for its economic and social impacts.

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