China Belt and Road

Backgrounder: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

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Assessing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) after six years: Has the project's original ambition been realized?

Quetta Hotel Attack: CPEC in the Pakistan Taliban’s Crosshairs?

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Was the targeting of China’s ambassador a coincidence, or does it represent a change of tact on the part of the Pakistan Taliban?

Policy Agenda Takes Shape at China’s Two Sessions

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Two early casualties are democracy in Hong Kong and efforts to green China’s economy.

US to Rebuild China Policy from the Ground Up

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Amid growing calls for a new approach to the challenged posed by China, President Biden has initiated a policy rethink. Here’s what the new US posture might look like.

Belt and Road: China-Mongolia-Russia Corridor

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An overview of the China-Mongolia-Russia corridor, one of the main economic conduits envisioned by China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Backgrounder: Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu Port

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Will Kyaukpyu Port ever take its place among other Belt and Road megaprojects like Gwadar and Hambantota?

Backgrounder: Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Corridor (BCIM)

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An overview of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar corridor, which through to 2020 remains the most hypothetical of all of Belt and Road's regional spokes.

Backgrounder: Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

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The crown jewel in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Gwadar port is a potential game-changer for regional trade flows. But the project is not without its risks.

New “Debt Trap” Concerns over China Lending to Africa

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Beijing’s critics will be watching for signs of it securing bigger stakes in Belt and Road projects in exchange for debt relief.

Washington Slow to Connect Its Blue Dot Network

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If it is ever to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Blue Dot Network has a lot of catching up to do.

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