Tag: OBOR

BRI: Implications for Southeast Asia

Written by Munmun Majumdar. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has, broadly speaking, two components—the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) on land and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on sea. China’s Maritime Silk Road clearly segregates the economic-commercial-connectivity paradigm while avoiding the articulation of the military-naval dimension […]

China’s Grand Project Threatens a New East-West Divide in Europe

Written by Małgorzata Jakimów. The recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing ushered in a new phase in China’s global repositioning. In his opening speech China’s president, Xi Jinping, reaffirmed the importance of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive investment project launched in 2013 to dramatically expand land and sea trade […]

How good is investing in Europe for Chinese Companies?

Written by Roberta Rabellotti. After being the largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDIs) among developing countries for more than two decades, China has become an important outbound investor, especially since the so-called Go Global Strategy was launched in 1999, as an effort by the Chinese government to promote […]

State-managed Buddhism and Chinese-Mongolian relations

Written by Jichang Lulu. “No matter what the 14th Dalai Lama says or does, he cannot deny the Central Government’s right to recognise reincarnations,” says Norbu Döndrup ནོར་བུ་དོན་གྲུབ 罗布顿珠, one of the highest-ranking Tibetan officials in the Autonomous Region’s government. Zhu Weiqun 朱维群, former deputy head of the […]