With economic ties ever growing between China and Africa, new business opportunities are emerging. The pressing question is: what kind of ethical guardrails do you put around such new businesses?
EU initiative needs a strong narrative if it is to compete with BRI’s influence
China wants to increase renewable investments in Africa, but how can it turn around years of energy investment flowing into fossil fuel and big hydro? Dr. Shen Wei shares his views.
Sheraz Aziz argues that Beijing must find a way to engage with all the political parties and stakeholders to make CPEC work
With FOCAC8 concluded in Senegal, the two sides have co-written a new chapter in an evolving relationship
Prof. Alice Hughes, a biodiversity expert based in China’s Yunnan province, spoke to us about attempts from within the scientific community to measure and assess biodiversity risks along the Belt and Road
Sun Tianshu argues that the current fragmented foreign aid system needs overarching coordination for it to support Chinese diplomacy and address global challenges
President Xi Jinping’s new pledge not only puts the fate of many coal power plants on the line, but also changes the long standing narrative of the BRI
In this special issue of our newsletter, we look at how Chinese media and society is trying to make sense of the bewildering situation in Afghanistan
Japan’s leading foreign aid agency shows how the state can support civil society involvement in international development
China’s support for coal power around the world is likely to end quietly, without the kind of high-level policy announcement that many have been hoping for, argues Tom Baxter