January 01, 2020
The Hambantota Port Deal: Myths and Realities
By Umesh Moramudali
Untangling the truth about Chinese debt and Sri Lanka means cutting through some misleading media narratives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.