The Belt and Road through Eurasia: Who Wins and How?

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by Nathan Hutson China’s Belt and Road infrastructure development initiative will have its winners and losers. But for now, Beijing is trying to bolster international support for the project, which will link its western provinces to Europe, by keeping some aspects of the… Continue Reading  

China leverages Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political environment

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by James M. Dorsey A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key pillar of the People’s Republic’s Belt and Road Initiative,… Continue Reading  

New Bank for One Belt, One Road

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by Gary Sands A two-day summit to unveil what China is portraying as the infrastructure project of the century concluded on May 15. The $1 trillion initiative is designed to vastly expand free trade in Africa, Asia and Europe. Realization… Continue Reading  

China: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Obligations

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by Sophie Richardson and Hugh Williamson It’s not often that the leaders of democracies like Switzerland and Spain gather with the heads of repressive regimes like North Korea and Uzbekistan, but it seems no one wants to miss China’s coming-out party… Continue Reading