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Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

  Political scientists Alan Chong and Quang Min Pham bring with their edited volume, Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020), originality as well as dimensions and perspectives to the discussion about the Belt and Road that are highly relevant but often either unrecognized or underemphasized. The book is about much more than the material aspects of China’s Belt[Read More…]

by October 17, 2020 Book Review
 China’s Belt and Road pinpoints fundamental issues of our times

 China’s Belt and Road pinpoints fundamental issues of our times

Based on remarks at the RSIS book launch of Alan Chong and Quang Minh Pham (eds), Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Palgrave MacMillan, 2020 Political scientists Alan Chong and Quang Min Pham bring with their edited volume originality as well as dimensions and perspectives to the discussion about the Belt and Road that are highly relevant but[Read More…]

by September 29, 2020 Book Review
New Silk Road and the Asian Century:  India, China and the Empire

New Silk Road and the Asian Century:  India, China and the Empire

          For the much of human history on planet earth – till the 18th century – India and China were the two largest economies in the world, who periodically interchanged the top position amongst themselves. This was mainly possible because of the ‘blessing from the heights’: first, the Tibetan Plateau – the largest water tank in the world from which[Read More…]

by September 29, 2020 World
Laos - BRI. Bridge over Mekong River for high-speed train

Andre Vltchek- BRI Forum And How Western ‘Reports’ Are Smearing China

The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is about to open in Beijing. It will take place from 25th to 27thApril, 2019. The Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to deliver the keynote address. It is expected to be an event of tremendous proportions and importance: leaders from 37 countries will participate, including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 World
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A China Wins Twice Proposition: The Belt and Road Initiative

China’s dazzling infrastructure and energy-driven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a US$1 trillion investment across Eurasia and beyond, has lost its shine. Increasingly, China’s leveraging of the initiative is being perceived by a growing number of recipients and critics alike as a geopolitical power play, a tool to shape a new world order partly populated by autocrats and authoritarians, and[Read More…]

by February 26, 2019 World
China struggles with Belt and Road pushback

China struggles with Belt and Road pushback

China, in an implicit recognition that at least some of its Belt and Road-related projects risk trapping target countries in debt or fail to meet their needs, has conceded that adjustments may be necessary. “It’s normal and understandable that development focus can change at different stages in different countries, especially with changes in government. So China can also make some[Read More…]

by September 17, 2018 World