May 30, 2018
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
By Sam Parker and Gabrielle Chefitz
Belt and Road is not the Marshall Plan: it’s comprised of loans, not grants, and China expects a return for its money.
December 01, 2017
Can Central Asia’s Poorest States Pay Back Their Debts to China?
By Dirk van der Kley
Despite concerns, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have, so far, been able to manage debt repayment to China fairly well.
October 13, 2017
China’s Cooling Economy is a Warning for ASEAN
By Luke Hunt
The S&P downgrade last month was just the latest sign of lingering concerns about Beijing’s economy.
May 17, 2015
China’s Mounting Fiscal Problems
By Sara Hsu
Reforms are on the backburner as central and local governments try and stimulate growth.
July 10, 2014
Interview: Naoyuki Yoshino
By Clint Richards
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino on the future of Japan and East Asia’s economic growth.
September 27, 2013
Is China Getting Ready to Clean Up Its Debt?
A number of signs suggest that it might be. It will be a fine line to walk, if so.