China’s Open Door Policy (改革开放) began in 1978 under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, the paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China. On the 40th anniversary of China’s reforms, Young China Watchers (Singapore) would like to examine how China’s
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.