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INVESTMENT

The Driving Forces Behind China’s Agri-Food FDI

As of 2016, China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) in agriculture totaled US$26 billion, with investments in 100 countries. Although only a small part of China’s…
DEVELOPMENT

Holding Their Own? – China-Africa Relations Mature

There is no narrative about Africa in this century that has not included a discourse about China. The Asian giant has played a critical role…
INFRASTRUCTURE

Time for a European Response to China’s Belt and Road

The Chinese government has set an example for the rest of the world with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It is supporting the improvement…
ECONOMICS

With Belt and Road Projects, Consider the China Risk

Through its Belt and Road Initative (BRI), China is offering support for long-term development in infrastructure-poor regions. It provides opportunities for financing much-needed projects to…
GEOPOLITICS

Belt and Road in Southeast Asia: Inevitable Storms

Perhaps one of the most ambitious foreign policy proposals ever made by China, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a clear indication of the…
INFRASTRUCTURE

High-Speed Rail Rivalry: Can China and Japan Drive Sustainability?

As Japan readies to host the leaders of G20 nations on June 28-29 in Osaka, it has signaled its resolve to tackle an aspect of…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

What Is Xi Jinping’s Major Power Diplomacy?

The Chinese Communist Party began its annual fortnight-long National People’s Congress this week. This year’s session is of particular interest to the international community as…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China and the Rise of Africa

China’s role in Africa is growing, and is becoming key to the continent’s economic rise. Already, China is Africa’s largest trade partner. The volume of…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Japan Attempts to Crack the Central Asian Frontier

In recent years, China and its Belt and Road Initiative have comprehensively appropriated the term “Silk Road.” But before China, one of the first East…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China, Venezuela, and the Illusion of Debt-Trap Diplomacy

In an article from early 2017, titled “China’s Debt-Trap Diplomacy,” geopolitics pundit Brahma Chellaney argued that China has sought to purposely ensnare some of its…
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