Belt and Road Initiative
Bank Muscat completes $150 million loan with China Development Bank (Times of Oman)
Indonesia woos Japan as China-led high-speed-rail project stalls (Nikkei)
China’s Belt and Road urged to take green route (Financial Times)
AIIB issues 3 bln yuan of panda bonds in China (Xinhua)
The pandemic is hurting China’s Belt and Road Initiative (The Economist)
Australia’s Victoria back in the spotlight for going it alone on belt and road agreement with China (SCMP)
China Suspends Debt Repayments for 77 Developing Countries Battling Covid-19 (Caixin)
CSCEC and China Eximbank sign cooperation agreement (China.org.cn)
China in Latin America and the Caribbean
$2400 millones de China llegarán entre junio y octubre, dice ministro Martínez (El Universo)
China overtook Brazil as Argentina's largest trading partner in April (Buenos Aires Times)
Coronavirus: Brazil signs agreement to produce virus vaccine from Chinese lab (SCMP)
China’s Medical Outreach in LAC: Facts and Features (The Dialogue)
China's May soybean imports surge as Brazil shipments rise (Reuters)
China in Africa
China’s debt relief for Africa: Emerging deliberations (Brookings)
Chinese enterprises urged to invest in Zambia's new districts (Xinhua)
IN-DEPTH STUDIES AND ARTICLES
Lampton, David M., Ho, Selina and Kuik, Cheng-Chwee, 2020. Rivers of Iron: Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia. University of California Press.
Zhao, Suizheng. ed., 2020. China’s Global Reach: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Volume II. Routledge.
The Asia Foundation, May 2020, Community Engagement Along the Belt and Road: Findings from Cambodia and Pakistan (online)
Afzal, Madiha, June 2020, “At all costs”: How Pakistan and China control the narrative on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Brookings.
Thornton, Susan A., June 2020, China in Central Asia: Is China winning the “new great game”? Brookings.
Felbab-Brown, Vanda, June 2020, A BRI(dge) too far: The unfulfilled promise and limitations of China’s involvement in Afghanistan. Brookings