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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.

2018/07/05 | Sophal Ear

OPINION: Weighing the Costs of Cambodia's Rental to China

Chinese companies are taking out swathes of Cambodia on 99-year leases, largely to the exclusion of average Cambodians.

2018/05/18 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: The Asian Infrastructure Bank and China's Place in the World

The AIIB's marginal role in international projects like Belt and Road expose the fragmented nature of China's policymaking.

2018/04/27 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: The Xi Supremacy and Its Impact on Africa

The machinations of China's leadership in Zhongnanhai will be felt from Cairo to Capetown.

2017/09/26 | Nicholas Thomas

The Rise of China Through the Eyes of China

To what extent do such nationalist issues reflect the sentiments of the Chinese people? This is an important question as it goes to the heart of the debate over the nature of China’s rise.

2017/06/29 | Bishal Chalise

Concern as China's OBOR Hits the Himalayas

There are environmental and ecological concerns regarding the infrastructural projects linking China and Nepal.

2017/06/15 | Yu-Shan Wu, Chris Alden and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Will Africa Fit into China’s Belt and Road Plan?

Success depends on African nations providing adequate security to protect the investment environment.

2017/06/08 | Nadège Rolland

Saying No to Beijing's US$1 Trillion Belt and Road Promise

BRI is not value-free. In the end, the choice that Western governments will make about whether to explicitly engage with Beijing on this initiative comes down to whether they still believe in the values they have upheld, and the order they have fought for, for the last 70 years.