Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Commentary

15 Mar 2019
13

Pacific islands are navigating their own route between big-power plans, writes Graeme Smith.

Report

23 Jan 2019
35

New data suggests East Asia is no longer as reliant on US or Western markets as it once was. Instead, led by a huge expansion in Chinese demand, the region has become far more internally driven, making it somewhat less vulnerable to current global trade...

Journal article

15 Jan 2019
152

China's outbound investment exceeded inbound investment for the first time in 2015. In years leading up this transition, a maturing demographic transition alongside slowing internal migration and diminishing returns to physical capital investment, all had a role in China's diminished competitiveness in low‐wage manufactured exports...

Article

3 Jan 2019
4

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a colossal infrastructure plan that could transform the economies of nations around the world. But with its focus on coal-fired power plants, the effort could obliterate any chance of reducing emissions and tip the world into catastrophic climate change....

Commentary

7 Dec 2018
69

Darwin is now on the front line in managing tensions between Australia’s most important strategic ally and partner and its major trading partner.

Report

27 Nov 2018
6

Does China seek to nurture and develop its ties to the Middle East as a prerequisite towards supplanting the United States as the security guarantor and primary extra-regional power there?

Report

9 Oct 2018
6

As it is doing with Saudi Arabia, and in keeping with President Xi Jinping’s political dictum of demonstrating to the world that China’s great rejuvenation has begun and that it is prepared to take its rightful place at or near the very top of the...

Report

2 Oct 2018
4

Even though China did not have a diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia until 1990, ties between the two countries have expanded rapidly since then. Energy products have formed the basis of a bilateral relationship that has, by and large, been of mutual benefit to both...

Report

30 Aug 2018
147

This report identifies the management of one conundrum above all else as the key to the BRI’s fortunes from a Chinese perspective: the ability to retain sufficient support from the world’s governments and institutions as a means of both underpinning its business case and heading...

Report

15 May 2018
83

There is a link between China’s plans to return to a position of global centrality and its food security. Beijing’s food security strategy has shifted toward overseas investments.

Strategy

1 May 2018
47

The New Zealand China Council (NZCC) has commissioned this report to set out a range of options to expand New Zealand’s “connectivity” with China and other countries along the Belt and Road. The options are not intended to be exhaustive but an illustrative indication of...

Report

26 Apr 2018
8

There is no doubt that there is immense scope and potential for Chinese investment in India, especially in infrastructure. New Delhi, for its part, should not be bogged down by the baggage of the past and must work to address key issues, such as bureaucracy,...

Report

17 Apr 2018
87

The Northern Territory’s controversial lease of the strategically-important Port of Darwin to a Chinese company with People’s Liberation Army links, highlights the type of tensions that might increase between the federal government and the States and Territories over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and...

Report

5 Apr 2018
12

The Sino-Pakistani relationship was forged out of a common desire to limit India. It has since grown beyond that goal, even though it continues to underscore the relationship. The danger for Pakistan, however, is that it could grow over-dependent on China.

Report

13 Feb 2018
6

In Afghanistan, China recognises several economic and strategic opportunities to advance its goals in the region and beyond, including the opportunity to acquire access to much of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth.

Report

13 Feb 2018
113

This Strategic Insight looks beyond our region and beyond China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative (BRI) to highlight how China is expanding its influence in Africa and the Middle East.

Report

9 Jan 2018
145

China continued to be a global leader of investment in clean energy projects in 2017, defying an overall slowdown in Chinese overseas investment as the country further positioned itself to dominate in new energy technologies.

Report

10 Nov 2017
312

This paper is a detailed analysis of the change in China’s political and policy making system as well as the emergence of key economic policy makers during the Xi Jinping era. It also explores how policy is made in China’s complexed and multilayered system through...

Briefing paper

10 Feb 2016
2

‘One Belt, One Road', or yidai yilu in Chinese, is on everyone’s lips these days. The ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy initiative. First announced in 2013, the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and its maritime twin, the “21st...

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