Philippines Drops Chinese Funding For Three Railway Projects
By Sebastian Strangio
The cancellations do not appear to be directly related to the ongoing tensions with China in the South China Sea.
Manila Bay Reclamation Under Review Over Environmental and China Concerns
By Mong Palatino
The U.S. embassy in Manila has raised concerns about the involvement of a blacklisted Chinese firm in the ongoing projects.
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.
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.
Is China Going to Take Over a Major Philippines Shipyard?
By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
Defense and security perspectives on the Hanjin bankruptcy debacle.
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.
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.
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.”
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.