The Belt and Road is driven by a capitalist logic recognizable to any large economy
Research teams at Chinese and international institutions collectively shed light on the practices and thinking of CDB and Exim Bank.
Ma Xinyue argues that debt financing along the Belt and Road is as much a “trap” for debtors as it is for China
Interviews with banks and SOE executives shed light on what motivates Chinese players to (not) go green in BRI projects.
Chinese companies are not just pouring concrete along the Belt and Road. Financing is a big part of China’s overseas involvement.
African leaders, more than a “benevolent” China, should set the tone for Africa-China relations, argues Kofi Gunu
Empirical research depicts a picture of Chinese involvement in Africa different from common perception
by Sam Geall Famed anthropologist Marilyn Strathern, after a long career writing about Papua New Guinea, later turned her attention to the practices of university life in the United Kingdom. In particular, Strathern realized that the “(unanalyzable) nonsense” of university mission statements she encountered day-to-day were similar to a number of objects, including magical shields,…
by Calvin Quek and Lauren Huleatt In his articulation of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), President Xi outlined an international vision that connects economic, security, cultural, and development themes. However, across China’s policy-making machinery, Chinese bodies associated with supporting the initiative face formidable challenges in realizing this vision. The foremost challenge is this: how…