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2018/09/28 | China Brief
China and Myanmar Circle Warily around Proposed Economic Corridor
There is considerable doubt on both sides over a proposed China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.
2018/09/07 | Stuart Heaver
China's One Belt, One Road Is One Dimensional Compared with the Maritime Original
Exploring the breadth and diversity of cultural and economic exchange enabled by the Maritime Silk Road reveals the comparative paucity of its modern-day counterpart.
2018/08/17 | The Third Pole
OPINION: Laos Dam Disaster Offers Chance to Reassess Renewables Plan
The decision to suspend hydropower projects offers Laos a chance to work with international partners and switch to less environmentally impactful renewables.
2018/08/14 | Diálogo Chino
ANALYSIS: The Pros and Cons of Chinese Investment in Latin America
By extending into Latin America, China's Belt and Road is filling a vacuum for much-needed local infrastructure. However, environmental and labor concerns linger.
2018/08/07 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Japan Is Finally Entering the Indo-Pacific Arena
Japan has hesitated to assert itself in the Indo-Pacific, a region increasingly dominated by Chinese influence. It may want to avoid its tradition 'value-oriented diplomacy' and the temptation to lock horns with China.
2018/08/06 | Mongabay
China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape
A key Belt and Road hydropower dam project in Sumatra, Indonesia could threaten the rarest species of great ape in the world. Only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans remain, and they may be right in China's path.
2018/07/27 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: The Blessings and Stresses of an Infrastructure Explosion
Malaysia is undertaking a breakneck building spree that is lifting its economy while placing its environment and politics under pressure.
2018/07/26 | Chinadialogue
ANALYSIS: AIIB's Belt and Road Plans Augur Ill for the Environment
The AIIB's transport strategy for the Belt and Road Initiative does not even mention the new environmental pressures to which it will expose vast swathes of the globe.
2018/07/24 | New Mandala
VIETNAM: Workers Protest Proposed Lease of Economic Zones to China
A draft law governing rules in the zones erodes protections for Vietnamese workers, heavily favors Chinese investors, and promotes toxic industries and gambling.
2018/07/23 | The Interpreter
Why China Sees Senegal as a Belt and Road Springboard
Xi Jinping made Senegal his first stop on his tour of Africa, meeting President Macky Sall for the third time since 2012. What is it that makes the relationship between China and Senegal, according to Sall, so "special"?
2018/07/14 | John Dough
PHOTO STORY: Sihanoukville, China's New Colony
A photographic exploration of Sihanoukville's transformation from sleepy Cambodian town to hotbed for Chinese investment.
2018/07/06 | The Conversation
Looking to Central Asia for the Next Great Power Throwdown
China, Russia and the United States are each trying to bring their distinct brand of political economy to bear on the hotly contested region.