As US-China tension increases over the BRI, third-party actors find themselves caught in the crossfire.
Shinzo Abe’s visit to Beijing sets the two countries on a path to collaborate along the Belt and Road
FOCAC exposed tension between Chinese overseas involvement and domestic public opinion
A digest of Chinese media coverage of the BRI in the past month
An awareness of the narrative frames used by Western media to portray BRI can lead to better reporting
A conversation with Michael Anti, award-winning journalist, blogger and veteran media observer
Ever since President Xi Jinping unveiled the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in late 2013, the massive infrastructure and connectivity initiative has captured the world’s imagination. Supporters see it as a timely injection of fresh energy to global development long held back by the West-dominated Bretton Woods institutions. Detractors, meanwhile, warn about the plan’s risk…