Development Reimagined’s Jade Scarfe argues that thinking about debt to Chinese and Western creditors from the debtor perspective presents new ways forward
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.
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
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
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
Neither the largest nor most powerful of economies in the region, the UAE has emerged as China’s most important strategic partner in the Middle East. Jonathan Fulton of Zayed University explains why.
President Duterte’s “Build Build Build” infrastructure push is transforming the Philippines’ landscape and its politics. Researchers Jerik Cruz and Hansley Juliano discuss how the “pivot to China” strategy shapes the BBB program and whether recent tensions might change the dynamics.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a busy start to the year 2021. His itinerary may tell us how the BRI is being adjusted for new global realities
Belt and Road Through My Village is a new book that listens to the perspectives of those most affected by BRI mega projects
An interview with Tyler Harlan on the politics of “greenness” of the Belt and Road Initiative