Beth Smits PhD candidate, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Sep 08 , 2017
China has articulated financial integration as one of the five priority areas for its Belt and Road initiative, and we should not overlook the momentum that this massive project might bring to regional financial integration. Over the past two years, Beijing has elaborated ways in which financial connectivity, new investment opportunities, and regulatory and supervisory cooperation might bring about a greater flow of capital within Belt and Road countries.
Jonathan Tai Research assistant, Inle Advisory Group
Aug 24 , 2017
In Southeast Asia’s final frontier, the two ports of Kyaukphyu and Thilawa have emerged with two contrasting trajectories of development. The tale of these two ports in Myanmar do not only chronicle the varying differences in Chinese and Japanese approaches to foreign developments but also reflect a regional rivalry for clout.
Aug 16 , 2017
Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road initiative are soaring.
Xue Li Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Aug 09 , 2017
The United States has revamped its maritime response to Chinese policy in the South China Sea, conducting its first Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) since President Trump took office. While China cannot allow this action to go unchecked, it should consider its larger global and regional power objectives before determining its response.
Liu Junhong Researcher, Chinese Institute of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Jul 31 , 2017
China-US cooperation based on mutual respect and equality are key to the G20’s success. Timely and effective communication between the leaders and reaffirmed commitment to this approach would contribute to the G20’s role in promoting economic recovery and ultimately inclusive growth of the world.
Erin Murphy Founder and Principal, Inle Advisory Group
Jul 14 , 2017
Bilateral ties between Myanmar and China, at least at top governing levels, appear to be improving following souring diplomatic and economic ties during the previous Thein Sein administration. As China expands its investment footprint, it must heed the widespread wariness, and in some areas, strong anti-Chinese sentiment in Myanmar.
Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jul 07 , 2017
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization achieved a major boost in momentum at last month’s Astana summit, but realizing its potential will require consistent leadership and resources over the coming year from the Chinese presidency.
Brahma Chellaney Professor, Center for Policy Research
Jul 07 , 2017
Bhutan has protested that China is chipping away at its territory by building a strategic highway near the Tibet-India-Bhutan tri-junction in the Himalayas. Bhutan has security arrangements with India, and the construction has triggered a tense standoff between Chinese and Indian troops at the tri-junction while Chinese state media warns of the possibility of war.
Nathan Gardels Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST
Jul 04 , 2017
While China barrels ahead building a new Silk Road for the 21st century, abandoned zones in the West reach a dead end.
Jun 23 , 2017
Trump told China's top diplomat that the U.S. is open to cooperating with China on projects related to the Belt and Road Initiative.