Southeast Asia is central to the BRI and China’s global ambitions. But China is recently encountering headwinds as countries in the region are re-evaluating their relationship with China and seeking alternatives. As Insa Ewert writes, while dependence on Chinese financing remains an issue for some, recent developments could also improve projects and conditions for recipient countries.
Lance Noble discusses how Made in China 2025 is reshaping China’s technology manufacturing landscape.
Mohammed Al-Sudairi outlines the warming Sino-Saudi relationship, the role of the Gulf Region on the Belt and Road, and the importance of sensitivity to ideologies when conducting research on China.
In our third edition of Views From the Ground, we reached out to two YCW chapters for their perspectives on the current state of relations between two of the world’s emerging powers.
Merkel’s coalition talks have steered clear of the topic of Chinese investment in Germany, where a consensus is emerging that investment screening instruments need to be reinforced. But, Insa Ewert writes, EU member states remain fractured on this issue, weakening Europe’s overall approach to regulation of Chinese investment.