China has been adjusting its policies toward its neighbors, while continuing to strengthen economic cooperation to promote bilateral and multilateral relations.
The investment of Asian firms in Africa’s cotton, textile, and apparel sectors could be both a boon and a hindrance for Africa’s own internal production.
Instead of a hard landing or a soft landing, the Chinese economy faces two very different options, and these will be largely determined by the policies Beijing chooses over the next two years.
Asian investors present both a challenge to and an opportunity for local industries, and southeast African countries need a clear vision and tailored policies to make the most of the opportunities.
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.