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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…
HEALTH

How the Global Sleep Deficit is Bankrupting Humanity

When Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, told the local South China Morning Post newspaper in 2018 that her busy schedule meant she slept only…
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…
POLITICS

Democratic Backsliding: Lessons from Interwar Japan

In the summer of 1989, when Francis Fukuyama published his article “The End of History?” in The National Interest and suggested that the battle of…
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

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…
ENVIRONMENT

Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change” and Why It Matters

“Anthropocene” is a widely proposed name for the geological epoch that covers human impact on our planet. But it is not synonymous with “climate change,”…
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