May 29, 2022
China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South
By Gulalai Ismail and Alvin Camba
Pakistan’s CPEC is a case study in Chinese investment further disenfranchising ethnic minority groups – in this case, the Baloch.
March 27, 2019
The Philippines’ China Dam Controversy
By David Green
The Kaliwa Dam Project, a centerpiece of the BRI in the Philippines, faces steep opposition from indigenous peoples.
January 25, 2019
Is China Going to Take Over a Major Philippines Shipyard?
By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
Defense and security perspectives on the Hanjin bankruptcy debacle.
November 22, 2018
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's visit was a feel-good exercise, spotlighting cooperation on the Belt and Road and even the South China Sea.
November 14, 2018
Is the Philippines’ Pro-China Policy Working?
By Ronald U. Mendoza and Miann S. Banaag
Analyzing the economic yields from President Duterte’s Chinese rapprochement.
July 19, 2018
Myth-Busting Chinese FDI in the Philippines
By Alvin A. Camba
Public imagination has a distorted picture of what Chinese FDI looks like. It’s much more than the “Belt and Road.”
August 05, 2017
Can the Philippines Afford Duterte's Infrastructure Spending Spree?
By Yigal Chazan
Some fear a huge construction program aimed to boost employment and foreign investment could rack up unsustainable debt.