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Wind farm in Jiayuguan

China and the Global South

Launched in 2022, the initiative hosts virtual dialogues with experts about the evolution of China’s engagement with the Global South.

​​The panel discussions explore the continuity and divergence in China’s exchanges with different regions in the Global South, including Latin and South America and Africa, as well as its development efforts as part of China’s expansive Belt and Road Initiative.

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A camp built by Chinese state owned mining company MCC at Mes Ainak, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Jerome  Starkey/Flick

Assessing China’s Influence in South Asia

China balances a set of complex relationships with its neighbors in South Asia. Tensions with India extend not only to an unsettled border where clashes have broken out, but also to broader regional…

Construction of the SGR railway parrale to Mombasa road Kenya

China’s Foreign Aid and Investment in Africa

China has become a source of significant aid, investment, and loans for countries across the African continent. Chinese funds back a wide range of projects from transportation infrastructure to energy