Though China is growing increasingly concerned about Venezuela’s economic, social, and political stability, it continues to provide finance and investment in an effort to strengthen relations.
The BRICS bank is good news for developing countries. If done right, it could change the landscape for multilateral development financing.
From a Latin American perspective, the focus of the next decade of relations with China will be on how to create even deeper, but more balanced and sustainable, forms of trade, investment, and diplomatic ties.
After the 2014 EU parliamentary elections, the sovereign debt crisis touched European bureaucrats and gained potential to reshape the direction of European politics and EU-China trade relations.
As a critical part of a rapidly developing region that is a hub for global trade and business, it has become crucial for China to build more sustainable and positive relations with its neighbors amidst a multitude of challenges and tensions.
China’s National Petroleum Corporation and Russia’s OAO Gazprom signed a multi-billion dollar gas deal with far-reaching implications for geopolitics and global energy markets. Whether this represents a meaningful pivot eastward by Russia remains to be seen.
China’s growing regional presence and the increased U.S. involvement in the Asia-Pacific has underscored the importance for collaboration on traditional and nontraditional security issues.
The past two decades of Chinese growth have disproportionately benefited a small elite that has become increasingly entrenched; the next stage must focus on liberal reforms to build social capital more broadly.
Cooperation on energy and climate issues between the United States and China holds a lot of potential, as both countries are tackling the same challenges in this area.
Contradictions in Chinese and U.S. policies and actions in the Asia-Pacific lead to growing mistrust and misunderstanding in a vital region of the world.