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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River
October 20, 2018

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River

By Martin Sebena
The bridge will never recover its costs. Hardly anyone can drive on it. So why was it built?

Helen Qiao: China Ready to Cushion Trade Shocks
August 07, 2018

Helen Qiao: China Ready to Cushion Trade Shocks

By Maurits Elen
But re-opening liquidity floodgates is likely to be wisely avoided.
Where Is Rural Rejuvenation Leading China?
February 13, 2018

Where Is Rural Rejuvenation Leading China?

By Xinling Wang
Rather than addressing market distortions, China's government is turning to a more comfortable strategy.

12 Regions of China: Why the Center Still Reigns Supreme
July 31, 2017

12 Regions of China: Why the Center Still Reigns Supreme

By John Lee
While China can be conceptualized as 12 distinct regions, that doesn't mean the country is going to split apart.

How an Overlooked Provincial Capital Became a Silk Road Hub
June 10, 2017

How an Overlooked Provincial Capital Became a Silk Road Hub

By Alessandra Colarizi
Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, is emerging as the key transit node for the Belt and Road in northern China.

More Troubles for China's Southern Mega-Bridge Project
May 26, 2017

More Troubles for China's Southern Mega-Bridge Project

By Cal Wong
After a string of delays and cost overruns, now 21 employees have been arrested for falsifying test results.

The Problem With China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy
May 24, 2017

The Problem With China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy

By Spencer Sheehan
China has a mixed record with large infrastructure projects abroad, something OBOR host countries should keep in mind.
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017

The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 

The Trouble With China's Latest Subway-Building Binge
May 03, 2017

The Trouble With China's Latest Subway-Building Binge

By Spencer Sheehan
 New models are necessary to avoid the mistakes of the past.

China's Road to Closer Ties With Russia
August 03, 2016

China's Road to Closer Ties With Russia

By Johannes Feige
Beijing's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative appears to be an important part of its burgeoning ties with Moscow.

How Climate Change Threatens China's Essential Infrastructure
April 20, 2016

How Climate Change Threatens China's Essential Infrastructure

By Hu Xi
China's planners need to take much greater account of climate risks to water supply, energy, roads, and railways.
India's New Opportunity to Lead South Asia
July 10, 2015

India's New Opportunity to Lead South Asia

By Sourabh Gupta
The Modi government should look at China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative from a broader perspective.

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