November 17, 2020
China to Build New Railway Link to Tibet as India Watches Apprehensively
By Sudha Ramachandran
The Ya’an-Nyingchi rail line will simultaneously bolster China’s control over Tibet as well as serve a military purpose.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.