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.
Featured Young China Watcher – Damien Ma: Fellow and Associate Director, Think Tank, Paulson Institute
Damien Ma, co-founder of MacroPolo and Fellow and Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, talks to YCW about launching a new digital platform in the crowded China-watching space, and how he uses scarcity as a device to analyze China’s trajectory.
Featured Young China Watcher – Matt Sheehan: Fellow, Paulson Institute
Matt Sheehan, Fellow at the Paulson Institute and creator of the Chinafornia newsletter, speaks to YCW about writing on China, U.S.-China cross-border investments, and going viral on Chinese social media.
Views from the Ground: The Sino-Russian Relationship
In a new series from YCW, we surveyed three of our global chapters for their views on the evolving Sino-Russian relationship—and what may have been left out of recent amicable statements from Beijing and Moscow.
Bridging the Gap – Cooperation on Infrastructure Investment Between Europe and China
YCW’s Insa Ewert and Jan Philipp Pöter argue for a more proactive approach by European governments towards targeting Chinese investment in infrastructure. Read more about how Europe can bridge its current infrastructure gap here.