Category: Analysis

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Kenya and Pakistan Experiences Show China Offers No Shortcut to Development

Kenya and Pakistan showcase why democratic governments in the developing world have partnered with China to build their hard infrastructure.

/ May 23, 2022
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Mombasa Port Takeover? Misreading the China-Kenya Standard Gauge Railway Contracts

The Chinese debt trap diplomacy fear continues to fail the test of evidence.

/ May 18, 2022
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Chinese Overseas Energy Development Financing Falls to Zero in 2021

In 2021, for the first time in two decades, China Development Bank and China EXIM Bank did not make any new energy financing commitments.

/ March 16, 2022
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What Does China Make of the Unrest in Kazakhstan?

Xi surely has been watching events on his energy-rich neighbor’s territory closely.

/ January 14, 2022
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The Gwadar Protests Should Be a Wakeup Call for Islamabad

The people of Gwadar are now making themselves heard.

/ December 20, 2021
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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Debt-Trap or Game Changer?

Advocates of CPEC see it as an economic game changer. Critics say it's a strategic project with an economic facade. The truth is more complex.

/ September 22, 2020

Why a warmer US-Pakistan relationship is a win for China

An improvement in ties between Islamabad and Washington may actually yield benefits for the China-Pakistan alliance.

/ July 26, 2019
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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The Lure of Easy Financing and The Perils of Poor Planning

In the short-term, CPEC has exacerbated Pakistan's macroeconomic imbalances, contributing to a surge in the current account deficit and helping create another boom-bust cycle.

/ May 10, 2019

CPEC’s New Pivot

Beijing and Islamabad move to push forward agricultural and industrial cooperation while adding development assistance to the CPEC framework.

/ March 3, 2019
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan on September 9, 2018. (Photo Credit: Government of Pakistan)

Imran Khan Heads to China

Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan headed to China on November 1 for his first visit to the country since taking office this summer. Khan hopes for assistance to ease his country’s ongoing economic crisis and aims to chart out an...

/ November 4, 2018