Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment
Politics,Economy,China
By Anita Inder Singh - 20 May 2019

Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment

At the second Belt and Road Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to allay growing complaints that the BRI was a predatory debt trap and said that China would promote high financial and environmental standards to steer its projects.
Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Rishi Gupta - 09 May 2019

Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?
Politics,Economy,Society

By Christine Loh and Richard Cullen - 03 May 2019

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?

China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece

Italy and Greece joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative in March and April, 2019. A major Chinese economic activity in the two Mediterranean countries will center around the development of three historic ports – Trieste and Genoa in Italy and Piraeus in Greece.
What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?
Politics,Economy,Society

What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport have become Southeast Asian air hubs with intentions to challenge Singapore’s Changi International Airport to be the region’s number one air hub.
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation
Politics,Economy,China

The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation

Most of the Western criticisms of the BRI are that the initiative is a geopolitical “strategy”. Considering its importance for China’s opening-up in the current stage, we believe it can be further defined as a major international cooperation agenda.
Uzbekistan Deepens Ties with the UAE
Politics,Economy,Central Asia

Uzbekistan Deepens Ties with the UAE

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid an official visit to the UAE from March 24-26, 2019. The UAE with a sovereign wealth fund of USD 800 billion is a valuable economic partner for the cash strapped and doubly landlocked Central Asian country.
The International North-South Transport Corridor
Economy,Central Asia,South Asia

The International North-South Transport Corridor

The International North-South Transport Corridor is a transit route designed to facilitate the carriage of goods from Mumbai in India to Helsinki in Finland, using Iranian ports and railroads, which Tehran plans to connect to those of Azerbaijan and Russia and its Baltic ports.
The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?
Politics,Economy,China

The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?

After the US called for a boycott on Huawei over espionage concerns, several countries have since blocked telecoms companies from using Huawei gear in next-generation 5G mobile networks.
By Yu Fu - 11 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan

Pakistan has been trying to draw foreign direct investment, and one of the important developments during Mahathir’s visit was the ground breaking ceremony for Malaysian car maker Proton’s assembly plant near Karachi in Sindh Province.
Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is facing significant challenges to his legitimacy. He appears to be in a dilemma over how to deal with measures taken by the European Union to suspend the Kingdom’s preferential access to the EU Single Market.
What’s Troubling the EU-US Alliance?
Politics,Economy,China

What’s Troubling the EU-US Alliance?

Recently, the ties between the United States and the European Union have been strained by a number of strategic and economic issues, including NATO and trade matters, the Iran nuclear deal, the China factor and controversies surrounding Huawei and the 5G network.
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