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Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
January 20, 2018

Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka

By Darren J. Lim and Rohan Mukherjee
What are the sources and impact of China's economic leverage over Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
September 09, 2017

Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised

By Ana Pararajasingham
Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile.
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
August 16, 2017

Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money

By Umesh Moramudali
Faced with difficult choices, Sri Lanka has to hope China’s Belt and Road can bring prosperity.

India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka
May 23, 2017

India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

By Yigal Chazan
India sets out to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub on its "Belt and Road."

Can Sri Lanka Leverage Its Location as Indian Ocean Hub?
June 20, 2016

Can Sri Lanka Leverage Its Location as Indian Ocean Hub?

By Anushka Wijesinha
To take advantage of its strategic location, Sri Lanka needs to overhaul its transport, logistics, and trade sectors.

China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
May 09, 2016

China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean

By Wade Shepard
The Colombo Port City project was conceived by Sri Lanka, but is now an almost 100 percent Chinese undertaking.

Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
March 12, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business

By Taylor Dibbert
Sri Lanka will resume a major (and controversial) development project.
China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light
March 12, 2016

China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, "two sessions," Caixin on censorship, mass incidents, and Xi's cult of personality. Friday China links.

Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
March 26, 2015

Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China

By Shannon Tiezzi
President Sirisena's first state visit to China risks being overshadowed by the debate over Colombo Port City.

Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
March 14, 2015

Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, the debate over the CCP's future, China's military in the Middle East, and the NPC wraps up. Friday China links.

China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government
February 18, 2015

China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite predictions, Sri Lanka's new government has actively reached out to China.
Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project
February 07, 2015

Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Contrary to the new Sri Lankan government's pre-election posturing, plans for Chinese projects in Sri Lanka remain on track.

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