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High Expectations as China’s Xi Lands in Nepal
October 12, 2019

High Expectations as China’s Xi Lands in Nepal

By Peter Gill
The first Chinese leader to visit Nepal since 1996, Xi’s trip carries with it high expectations and geopolitical undertones.

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Undermining Human Rights?
June 07, 2019

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Undermining Human Rights?

By Abbas Faiz
The BRI has provided much-needed development, but it has also generated more authoritarianism.
Xi Goes to Rome: Course-Correction for China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
May 23, 2019

Xi Goes to Rome: Course-Correction for China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

By Jeff M. Smith and Fabio Van Loon
Italy would have been better served showing solidarity with Europe and negotiating with China from a position of strength.

Southeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
May 15, 2019

Southeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the dynamics behind the subregion’s continued management of the opportunities and challenges within the evolving initiative.  

How Can Indonesia Manage Its Concerns About BRI Investments?
May 09, 2019

How Can Indonesia Manage Its Concerns About BRI Investments?

By Dikanaya Tarahita and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Jakarta may welcome, and need, Chinese investment; but it needs to mitigate the risks.

What’s in China’s New Belt and Road Recalibration?
May 07, 2019

What’s in China’s New Belt and Road Recalibration?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though Beijing’s attempt to adjust its BRI approach is notable, the actual extent and impact of this recalibration remains to be seen.

What Does the Second Belt and Road Forum Say About the Health of China’s Initiative?
May 04, 2019

What Does the Second Belt and Road Forum Say About the Health of China’s Initiative?

By Ankit Panda
The second Belt and Road Forum took place in a more challenging environment than the first.
Halal Tourism on the Rise in Asia, Just Not in China
April 24, 2019

Halal Tourism on the Rise in Asia, Just Not in China

By Betsy Joles
As Beijing connects to the world's largest Muslim markets, its attention to halal tourism lags behind Taiwan's efforts.

Are the European Union and China Systemic Rivals?
April 08, 2019

Are the European Union and China Systemic Rivals?

By Dingding Chen and Junyang Hu
They need not be, but competition is on the rise between them.

China’s Belt and Road: A Reality Check
March 29, 2019

China’s Belt and Road: A Reality Check

By Richard Boucher
The Belt and Road makes China a player, but not the biggest nor the most dominant, in the game of international finance.

How Far Does the China Belt and Road ‘Pushback’ Really Go?
February 28, 2019

How Far Does the China Belt and Road ‘Pushback’ Really Go?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the BRI has no doubt suffered serious setbacks, one should be wary about overestimating or misreading them.
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative an Opportunity for Indonesian Renewable Energy?
January 09, 2019

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative an Opportunity for Indonesian Renewable Energy?

By Zahrana Nadifa Ramadhanty
Is there a significant role for BRI to play in the Indonesian renewable energy sector?

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