43 episodes

A podcast that covers the latest news, research and analysis of China's growing presence in the developing world.

The Belt and Road Podcast Erik Myxter-iino and Juliet Lu

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A podcast that covers the latest news, research and analysis of China's growing presence in the developing world.

    43: An in-depth look at the environmental implications of the $2bn Ghana - Sinohydro Bauxite for Infrastructure deal with Terrence Neal and Dr. Elizabeth Losos

    43: An in-depth look at the environmental implications of the $2bn Ghana - Sinohydro Bauxite for Infrastructure deal with Terrence Neal and Dr. Elizabeth Losos

    In this episode, Erik is joined by Terrence Neal and Dr. Elizabeth Losos to discuss their recent report that uses Ghana's $2bn bauxite-for-infrastructure deal with Sinohydro as a case study to look into the environmental implications of BRI...

    • 47 min
    42: Kelly Chen on the Complexities of Politically Important Sovereign Debt Agreements within the BRI - A Case Study of the Laos-China Railway

    42: Kelly Chen on the Complexities of Politically Important Sovereign Debt Agreements within the BRI - A Case Study of the Laos-China Railway

     Juliet and Erik talk with research assistant professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Kelly Chen about her latest publication on the effects of Chinese infrastructure aid in Laos: hidden labor struggles, subcontracting, equity,...

    • 48 min
    41: Margaret Myers on China's “Multi-tiered” Approach in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

    41: Margaret Myers on China's “Multi-tiered” Approach in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

    On this episode, Juliet and Erik talk with Margaret Myers about the growing importance of Sub-national actors in China's geo-economic engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the entire report "Going Local: An Assessment of China's...

    • 52 min
    40: Easy Money is Rarely Easy: Jessica Liao on Infrastructure Financing and Export Credit Agencies

    40: Easy Money is Rarely Easy: Jessica Liao on Infrastructure Financing and Export Credit Agencies

    China is not the only player in the infrastructure investment game. So how does China's rising engagement under the Belt and Road intersect with investments of other countries? Jessica Liao shares multiple examples in which China's engagement in...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    39: Harnessing Chinese Telecommunications Investments to Ethiopia's Benefit with Ding Fei

    39: Harnessing Chinese Telecommunications Investments to Ethiopia's Benefit with Ding Fei

    Countries along the Belt and Road face major strategic technical and political questions when considering Chinese assistance in the telecommunications field. In this episode, Dr. DingFei discusses two articles on Chinese telecoms investments in...

    • 33 min
    38: Who decides and how along the Belt and Road? with Thomas Hale & Johannes Urpelainen

    38: Who decides and how along the Belt and Road? with Thomas Hale & Johannes Urpelainen

    Who makes decisions about project approval, design, and the pursuit of sustainability - in China, in recipient countries, and beyond? A recent report entitled, 'Belt and Road Decision-making in China and Recipient Countries: How and To What Extent Does...

    • 48 min

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