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A podcast that covers the latest news, research and analysis of China's growing presence in the developing world.Co-Hosted by Erik Myxter-Iino and Juliet LuEdited by Taili Ni

The Belt and Road Podcast Erik Myxter-iino and Juliet Lu, edited by Taili Ni

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

A podcast that covers the latest news, research and analysis of China's growing presence in the developing world.Co-Hosted by Erik Myxter-Iino and Juliet LuEdited by Taili Ni

    Ocean Consciousness and the Maritime Silk Road with Tabitha Grace Mallory and Andrew Chubb

    Ocean Consciousness and the Maritime Silk Road with Tabitha Grace Mallory and Andrew Chubb

    Tabitha Grace Mallory and Andrew Chubb visit the Belt and Road Podcast to chat about China's ocean economy, maritime activities, and the role of concepts like ocean consciousness. Dr. Tabitha Grace Mallory is CEO of the consulting firm China Ocean Institute, and an affiliate faculty member of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Tabitha specializes in Chinese foreign and environmental policy and researches China and global ocean governance. She has consulted for the UN,...

    • 58 min
    Leland Lazarus on Triads, Taiwan, and China's Forum Diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Leland Lazarus on Triads, Taiwan, and China's Forum Diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Leland Lazarus joins Juliet to talk about Chinese and Taiwanese engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean, from official diplomatic activities to BRI projects to transnational organized crime. Leland Lazarus is the Associate Director of National Security at Florida International University’s Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy. He is an expert on China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, and manages a team of researchers and interns that collect data and analysis ...

    • 45 min
    Environmental Justice and Coal-Fired Power Plants in Indonesia with Bowen Gu

    Environmental Justice and Coal-Fired Power Plants in Indonesia with Bowen Gu

    Bowen Gu joins Juliet and Erik on the podcast to talk about environmental justice and China's coal investments in Indonesia, with a focus on Gu's recent paper: Black gold and green BRI: A grounded analysis of Chinese investment in coal-fired power plants in Indonesia (2024).Bowen Gu is a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). Her research looks into coal-related environmental justice movements in China and broader r...

    • 41 min
    An Anthropological Understanding of Chinese-financed Special Economic Zones in Nigeria with Omolade Adunbi

    An Anthropological Understanding of Chinese-financed Special Economic Zones in Nigeria with Omolade Adunbi

    Professor Omolade Adunbi joins Juliet and Erik on the podcast to talk about China's free trade zones in Nigeria. Adunbi is the Director of the African Studies Center, Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies, Professor of Law, and Faculty Associate in the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. His research explores issues related to governance, infrastructures of extraction, environmental politics and rights, power, violence, culture, transnational ins...

    • 45 min
    How China is Reshaping International Technical Standards with Tim Rühlig

    How China is Reshaping International Technical Standards with Tim Rühlig

    Juliet, Erik, and guest Tim Ruhlig discuss technical standards, China’s growth in technical industries and its increasing influence in leading and setting standards, and the new geopolitics of technical standardization and interdependence.Tim Ruhlig is a senior fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations, where he researches Europe-China relations, German-China relations, Hong Kong politics, and Chinese foreign industrial policy, He is the founder of the Digital Power China (DPC) Resear...

    • 46 min
    Funding the Pre-Project Pipeline: China's New MCDF with Shuang Liu

    Funding the Pre-Project Pipeline: China's New MCDF with Shuang Liu

    Before the shovels hit the dirt, before a developer gets construction permits, before an MOU is signed, there exists a huge process of project feasibility, planning, and pre-approval. That process is incredibly complex and costly, but a new Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance (MCDF) has been established to help. Shuang Liu joins Juliet and Erik on this episode to discuss how this might help kick start and expand the pipeline of more sustainable projects, and her broader go...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Nicola Licata ,

Excellent resource!

Really great guests and research all packaged in an accessible way. Very nuanced discussions that add high value to the work on BRI!

WalnutFerguson ,

Fantastic

In the short time since its debut, this podcast has already proven to be the most in-depth, informative, and insightful podcast on the belt & road initiative out there today. I hope Erik Myxter-Iino—a rising star in his field—continues to build this podcast into something special.

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