VOA NEWS 13 July 2018 When the China-financed Nairobi-Mombasa Railway opened in May 2017, it became Kenya’s largest infrastructure project and a high-profile...

Stratfor Worldview 11 July 2018 Highlights Since the 1980s, foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown dramatically, surpassing traditional aid funding,...

The Telegraph 12 July 2018 When Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative at the recently concluded Shanghai...

Ventures Africa 18 June 2018 China’s presence throughout Eastern Africa has become ubiquitous. From sprawling factories to road and rail construction, Chinese investment is often synonymous with infrastructure, aid and economic possibility. However, news that China will be slowing down its investment in Ethiopia, one of its major regional partners, could serve as a...

FP 14 June 2018  As the Middle East becomes ever more unstable, a surprising victor may be emerging: China. Under President Xi Jinping, China has accelerated...

International Policy Digest.org 23 May 2018 Across the world, China is busy lending large sums of money to economically vulnerable countries and then...

Asia.Nikkei.com 15 May 2018 China’s President Xi Jinping promises that his Belt and Road Initiative, a sweeping vision to put China at the center of the global economy through new infrastructure, trade deals and other connections, was a “plan in the sunshine.” But make no mistake, the BRI’s outlook is darkening. Critics — including some of...