India’s Iran Dilemma
Politics,Economy,South Asia
By Aditi Bhaduri - 24 Jun 2019

India’s Iran Dilemma

The importance of Iran for India cannot be overstated. India is Iran’s second largest crude importer, after China. Tensions over Iran’s nuclear and missile program this time around, and the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, have created another round of problems for India.
Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game
Politics,Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jun 2019

Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game

China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing
Politics,Economy,China

By Anita Inder Singh - 10 Jun 2019

China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing

Can Huawei Survive the Storm?
Politics,Economy,China

Can Huawei Survive the Storm?

Considering the historical dominance of US companies in the telecommunication semiconductor business and the software platforms powering smartphones, there is a legitimate concern as to whether Huawei can survive the US sanctions.
Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment
Politics,Economy,China

Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment

At the second Belt and Road Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to allay growing complaints that the BRI was a predatory debt trap and said that China would promote high financial and environmental standards to steer its projects.
China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece

Italy and Greece joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative in March and April, 2019. A major Chinese economic activity in the two Mediterranean countries will center around the development of three historic ports – Trieste and Genoa in Italy and Piraeus in Greece.
The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation
Politics,Economy,China

The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation

Most of the Western criticisms of the BRI are that the initiative is a geopolitical “strategy”. Considering its importance for China’s opening-up in the current stage, we believe it can be further defined as a major international cooperation agenda.
The International North-South Transport Corridor
Economy,Central Asia,South Asia

The International North-South Transport Corridor

The International North-South Transport Corridor is a transit route designed to facilitate the carriage of goods from Mumbai in India to Helsinki in Finland, using Iranian ports and railroads, which Tehran plans to connect to those of Azerbaijan and Russia and its Baltic ports.
The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?
Politics,Economy,China

The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?

After the US called for a boycott on Huawei over espionage concerns, several countries have since blocked telecoms companies from using Huawei gear in next-generation 5G mobile networks.
By Yu Fu - 11 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Sino-Saudi Ties and its Influence across South and West Asia
Politics,Economy,China

Sino-Saudi Ties and its Influence across South and West Asia

President Xi Jinping told Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman that China is a good friend and partner to Saudi Arabia. Beijing firmly supports Riyadh in its economic diversification drive and social reform and has offered to connect its Belt and Road Initiative with Saudi Vision 2030.
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