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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…
FINANCE

Global Markets’ Tepid Reaction to China’s New Opening

Soon after U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met in Beijing last year, China announced that it would relax or eliminate…
FINANCE

Asia’s Financial Future is Green

As the global community grows increasingly concerned about environmental and societal issues, governments across the world are gradually transitioning to “green growth.” This involves aligning…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Chinese Whispers and the Geopolitics of the Pacific Islands

An April 2018 report that China was in talks to build a military base in Vanuatu highlighted how crowded and complex the geopolitics of the…
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…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China’s Railway Dreams Have Missing Link

The Pan-Asia Railway, a marquee project in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is to be a network of contiguous track that would stretch from…
DEMOCRACY

Corruption Eats Away at Asia-Pacific Growth

“Corruption is man’s inheritance.” – Anacletus Corruption is the next battleground in the development of the Asia-Pacific. It has hampered inclusive and sustainable development and…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Is There Space for Europe in the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor?

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is a cooperation framework between Asia and Africa, led by India and Japan. In a way that mirrors...
INDUSTRY

China and the Building of Africa’s Information Societies

Huawei, China’s leading telecom equipment company, recently announced its intention to begin operations on a new submarine telecom system connecting Asia and Africa. The project,…
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