For at least 10 BRI countries, debt service to China is going to become a major fiscal burden in the coming years. Dr. Christoph Nedopil and Mengdi Yue argue that China needs to make debt relief multipateral, fair and green to be a global standard setter.
Asia’s infrastructure needs are real. But creditor competition can motivate political opportunism rather than sound policy choices, argues Jessica Liao.
An interview with Tyler Harlan on the politics of “greenness” of the Belt and Road Initiative
Overseas energy finance from China’s policy banks has been declining since 2017 due to a combination of demand and supply constraints. A rebound in 2020 is unlikely.
Ethiopia is tapping into both Chinese and Turkish financing for its railway ambitions. The difference illuminates the pros and cons of China’s model of overseas infrastructure development.
Research teams at Chinese and international institutions collectively shed light on the practices and thinking of CDB and Exim Bank.
China’s power infrastructure investment comes in multiple forms, all of which entail different risks
Ma Xinyue argues that debt financing along the Belt and Road is as much a “trap” for debtors as it is for China
The 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing ended with a set of software patches to BRI 1.0
Alvin Camba develops a conceptual model to explain why certain Chinese overseas projects progress while others get stalled