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‘Build Back Better World’ and the Belt and Road Are Not Necessarily at Odds
June 28, 2021

‘Build Back Better World’ and the Belt and Road Are Not Necessarily at Odds

By Keren Zhu
Notwithstanding China-U.S. competition, there are a lot of ways in which the two initiatives are complementary.

China Holds Slimmed-Down Belt and Road Conference
June 25, 2021

China Holds Slimmed-Down Belt and Road Conference

By Shannon Tiezzi
At least 29 countries attended China's virtual “Asia and Pacific High-level Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation.”
B3W: Building an Alternative to the BRI or Falling Into the Same Trap?
June 22, 2021

B3W: Building an Alternative to the BRI or Falling Into the Same Trap?

By Francesca Ghiretti
The G-7's Build Back a Better World initiative must take special care to learn from the Belt and Road's mistakes -- including overpromising and underdelivering.

US Official Flags Future Quad Infrastructure Push
May 28, 2021

US Official Flags Future Quad Infrastructure Push

By Sebastian Strangio
Infrastructure competition between China and the U.S. could ultimately be good for the developing world.

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a Threat to the US?
May 22, 2021

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a Threat to the US?

By Sara Hsu
While there's room for improvement, there is little evidence that the BRI is something to fear.

The BRI in EU-China Relations: Geostrategic Stakes
May 19, 2021

The BRI in EU-China Relations: Geostrategic Stakes

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Benjamin Barton.

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.

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