32 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

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

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

    How Chinese Capital Alters Center-Periphery Relations in Kenya - Elisa Gambino

    How Chinese Capital Alters Center-Periphery Relations in Kenya - Elisa Gambino

    How does Chinese capital alter center-periphery relations in Kenya? Can peripheral groups have meaningful agency with Chinese state entities? Who determines, and what is considered "local" in local content agreements built into Chinese-financed...

    • 36 min
    The history of ethnic Chinese garment manufacturing in South Africa - Dr. Xu Liang

    The history of ethnic Chinese garment manufacturing in South Africa - Dr. Xu Liang

    In this episode, Juliet and Erik sit down with Dr. Xu Liang from Peking University's School of International Studies to talk about his latest research that chronicles historical and modern-day ethnic Chinese garment production in Newcastle, South...

    • 50 min
    Turning off the Tap: Tensions between China and Downstream Neighbors over Dams and Drought

    Turning off the Tap: Tensions between China and Downstream Neighbors over Dams and Drought

    After a year of record breaking drought, the Mekong River water has level reached a historical low. Continued water stress, which is likely due to climate change, will permanently change the ecology of the region and water stress is already impacting...

    • 59 min
    The Complexities of a Chinese Dam Project in Ghana - Dr. Xiao Han

    The Complexities of a Chinese Dam Project in Ghana - Dr. Xiao Han

    On this episode, Erik speaks with Dr. Xiao Han on her latest work co-authored by Michael Webber - “From Chinese dam building in Africa to the Belt and Road Initiative: Assembling infrastructure projects and their linkages" that was published in the 77th...

    • 38 min
    Trans-Himalayan Power Corridors - A Grounded Analysis of Nepal/China relations - Dr. Galen Murton

    Trans-Himalayan Power Corridors - A Grounded Analysis of Nepal/China relations - Dr. Galen Murton

    On this episode, Erik and Juliet speak with Dr. Galen Murton - Assitant Professor at the School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University - about two of his recent papers featured in the journal of Political Geography 1) “Trans-Himalayan Power...

    • 44 min
    Connectivity in the time of COVID-19: Johan van de Ven on BRI Country Responses

    Connectivity in the time of COVID-19: Johan van de Ven on BRI Country Responses

    In the rapidly evolving context of a world impacted by the novel corona virus, Johan van de Ven discusses travel bans, material aid and donations, and border restrictions between China and Belt and Road Initiative partner countries. He focuses...

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 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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