Patrick Mendis Associate-in-Research, Harvard University
May 15 , 2018
The “informal summit” between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of April will likely be extremely consequential. The “Chindian reset” could well be a new beginning that allows the most dynamic region in the world to claim a “pacific” new Asian Century.
Cui Tiankai China’s ambassador to the United States
Apr 23 , 2018
These are the obstacles in the way of global development.
Zheng Yu Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Apr 20 , 2018
Industrial technological competition is at the center of China-US competition.
Peter Bittner Editorial Assistant, The Diplomat
Apr 16 , 2018
As the role of the United States in the international community grows increasingly isolationist -- and President Trump remains a vocal critic of international aid and development programs -- some countries are looking to Beijing in hopes of securing fast financing for infrastructure development projects. However, as the authors of the report warn, many of China’s loans are given under less-stringent conditions than more-established Western multinational lending institutions such as the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund.
Shazeda Ahmed Ph.D. student, University of California
Mar 28 , 2018
Chinese tech firms are increasingly committing to market expansion across Southeast Asia. The development of the Digital Silk Road, especially in the ASEAN region, may provide clues about an emerging Chinese model of economic and political influence over information technology markets.
Zainab Zaheer Development Consultant
Mar 13 , 2018
Zainab Zaheer argues that with the Belt and Road’s development, the next few years may be slightly reminiscent of the Cold War, where two rival nations both well equipped with resources and manpower fought for influence and dominance, while smaller nations were left playing a game of strategy, trying to maximize the benefits of fraternizing with giants.
Malte Humpert Founder and Senior Fellow, The Arctic Institute
Feb 28 , 2018
For China the Arctic represents a largely blank geoeconomic canvas outside of the United States’ sphere of influence in which it can lay the foundation today for significant economic and geopolitical rewards in the future.
Yun Sun Senior Associate with the East Asia Program, Henry L. Stimson Center
Feb 27 , 2018
The release of China’s Arctic White Paper in late January brought broad attention to China’s somewhat nascent but rapidly expanding role and interests in the Arctic region. Even though most of the information in the White Paper is not new, initiatives such as the Polar Silk Road could indicate a coming surge in China’s political and economic endeavors in the Arctic.
Xue Li Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Liu Tianyi China Foreign Affairs University
Feb 12 , 2018
Is the Trump administration’s strategy a credible threat to the Belt and Road Initiative?