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Understanding Indonesians’ Souring Sentiment Toward China
June 06, 2019

Understanding Indonesians’ Souring Sentiment Toward China

By Dikanaya Tarahita and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Longstanding anti-Chinese prejudices, coupled with foreign policy fears, are bringing down China’s image among Indonesians.

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
May 14, 2019

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and Chinese loans – separating myth from reality.
How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
March 29, 2019

How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’

By Xiaochen Su
Japan should export its profitable public transport business model to help African countries repay Chinese infrastructure loans.

China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
March 12, 2019

China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’

By Mark Akpaninyie
The debt trap isn’t a national strategy. Instead, unchecked profit motive is driving Chinese firms to exploit poor nations.

Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road
March 06, 2019

Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road

By Sophie van der Meer
Is Beijing really seeking to buy political influence abroad?

Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
February 08, 2019

Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?

By Brendon J. Cannon
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.

Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia
January 26, 2019

Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia

By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltán Vörös
A year later, the authors revisit two major projects in Addis Ababa to see what has changed – and what hasn’t.
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota

By Nicholas Muller
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.

How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road
December 21, 2018

How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road

By Abigail Grace and Max Hill
A focus on promoting transparency and fighting corruption rather than China-bashing will be more successful in the long run.

Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
December 06, 2018

Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit

By Scott Moore
Trump's economic war against China is deeply corrosive for U.S. influence in bodies like the G-20.

Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
October 05, 2018

Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia

By Arran Elcoate
China’s presence in Africa has been unfairly vilified. In Zambia, however, this criticism is unusually apt.
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
September 05, 2018

Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.

By Hannah Wanjie Ryder
The right question is what African leaders will do to demand what Africans need.

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