A Romantic Name for China’s Economic Might
As our author completes the overland part of his long journey, he reflects on what he has learned about the BRI.
Postcard from the New Silk Road: Routes of Escape
Chinese engineers and workers on Belt and Road Initiative projects often spend many months away from their families. In Kyrgyzstan, however, some see a …
Postcard from the New Silk Road: A Morning Drink with the Turbine Engineer
Uzbekistan’s Kamchiq tunnel is a model project for China’s
Belt and Road Initiative.
Postcard from the New Silk Road: A Highway to Nowhere
Eating hot pot in the North Macedonian mountains, a group of Sinohydro workers is roughing it.
A Road that Divides as Much as It Connects
The Bar-Boljare highway is welcomed by some, but for many here its costs are too high.
Trade Infrastructure Investment or Propaganda Tool?
Subsidies are boosting rail freight along the New Silk Road, but it’s too soon to say if they will pay off.
Exploring the Physical Reality
Our author has embarked on a journey to investigate how China’s BRI is being implemented on the ground.