Belt and Road

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China’s Silk Road on Ice

From The Lion King to freshly shucked oysters, everything is better on ice. Apparently the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is no exception.

Silk Road on Ice China Arctic
Editorial, On 3, November 2017    By Jacob Mardell 

China’s Belt and Road Instruments in the South China Sea

The South China Sea (SCS) is a central feature of the Belt and Road Initiative’s (BRI) and influence in the SCS is a principle concern for Beijing.

Map of South China Sea
Opinion, On 24, October 2017    By Matt Kennedy

Destiny Community: China’s Belt and Road Long Game

‘Community of common destiny’ is a recurrent phrase in Chinese foreign policy rhetoric. It’s also an important concept for those looking to understand China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Xi Jinping's Community of common destiny
Editorial, On October 10, 2017     By Jacob Mardell

 The Belt and Road: A Brief Introduction

China’s Belt and Road Initiative isn’t easy to pin down, but here’s a brief explainer that gives it a go. This is a slimmed down introduction to the ‘The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road’.

Busy port part belt and road initiative
Editorial, On October 3, 2017     By Jacob Mardell