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2018/11/09 | Mongabay
China Cuts US$2.7b Fishing Deal With Madagascar, Angering Locals
A fishing rights deal with China has infuriated the people of Madagascar. The sitting president, running for re-election in a vote held on Wednesday (Nov. 7), is right in the thick of it.
2018/09/28 | China Brief
Guess Who's Back: Xi Sheds Low Profile to Navigate the Trade War
Xi Jinping laid low throughout the summer, leading to rabid speculation from China watchers. He's back now, but is he here to stay?
2018/09/13 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: Port City Sees Pitfalls of Chinese Investment
Malaysia's Kuantan Port worries about lasting environmental impacts after a Chinese infrastructure project was canceled.
2018/08/13 | China Brief
Academic Assault on Xi's Policies Hints at Scaled Back Belt and Road
Xi Jinping's Belt and Road has been subjected to a flurry of academic criticism, a sign of brewing discontent over what is seen as excessive spending on 'foreign aid'.
2018/08/08 | The Conversation
PAKISTAN: Can Newly Elected PM Imran Khan Deliver on His Promises?
Pakistan, a South Asian nuclear state and a key Belt and Road puzzle piece for China, welcomes a new leader. He may have to learn to compromise with his former rivals.
2018/08/02 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: Kazakhstan's Grand Entrance onto the World Stage
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has assertively courted Chinese and American alliances while shaking off decades of Russian influence.
2018/07/30 | Chinadialogue
ANALYSIS: Belt, Road, and Grid? China's Risky Global Power Play
China is kick-starting an audacious plan for a global energy 'supergrid' as part of its Belt and Road portfolio.
2018/07/14 | Diálogo Chino
ANALYSIS: China's Latin American Belt and Road Chimera
Is China simply rebranding existing Latin American infrastructure projects as sparkling Belt and Road successes?
2018/06/08 | AsiaGlobal Online
Forget Belt and Road, China's Economic Future Is All About Silicon Valley
China's growth depends on new technologies not redirecting industrial overcapacity to western deserts.
2017/10/31 |
Building a More Sustainable Belt and Road
China’s Belt and Road Initiative involves significant risk in investing in countries and projects that have failed to attract financing elsewhere. More multilateral financing can help ensure that these projects are environmentally sustainable rather than under-utilized white elephants.