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