ASIA TIMES 5 December 2018 by MARSHALL AUERBACK At the end of World War II, much of Europe was in shambles and the continent was faced with the prospect of famine and years of future economic blight. Fortunately, the region’s prospects were transformed by the Economic Recovery Program (better known as the “Marshall Plan”), which injected billions of dollars into...

ASEAN ECONOMIST 30 November 2018 For the first time since the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum was founded in 1989, the group’s leaders...

CHARGED AFFAIRS 26 November 2018 by CONNOR COLLINS The 21st Century has seen an explosion in the growth of Chinese foreign investment. The Middle Kingdom...

GLOBAL TIMES 18 November 2018 China’s outbound investment has increased remarkably since 2008. As of the end of 2017, the nation’s cumulative...

POLITICAL INSIGHTS 9 November 2018 by CLAYTON CHENEY China’s One Belt One Road Initiative has gained ground over the past two years, especially after the collapse of the TransPacific Partnership. Clayton Cheney provides an in-depth analysis of the economic development initiative and its impact globally and regionally. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—also known...

THE HIMALAYAN TIMES 11 November 2018 by  JAGDISHOR PANDAY   US government officials and experts have expressed apprehension about China’s flagship...

THE STRAIT TIMES 31 October 2018 by LIM YAN LIANG Singapore Press Holdings chief executive officer Ng Yat Chung delivering a speech at the Belt and Road...

THE ASEAN POST 16 October 2018 This photograph shows a sign, including Chinese characters, erected on the land where the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail...

THE STATESMAN 15 October 2018 by GOVIND BHATTACHARJEE It began as a faint murmur of protest, but the murmurs are now rising to a tumult. Jeff Smith of...

ASIA TIMES 4 September 2018 When China calls, all Africa answers. And Beijing’s non-politicization of investments and non-interference in internal...