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The Belt and Road Initiative and Chinese relations with the Global South

Since its launch in 2013, the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has sparked a heated debate. Despite Beijing’s efforts to frame it as a win-win cooperation, concerns mounted on the risks brought about by the BRI for the countries...

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  • In an increasingly polarized world characterized by decreasing economic predictability, alliances between like-minded countries will become essential in the formulation of foreign policy priorities. Broadening horizons by moving beyond the...
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  • Chinese media are the voice of the Chinese Communist Party at home and abroad. It is no surprise therefore that collaborations between Chinese and foreign media have been attracting more international attention. One issue that has not been yet...
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  • In March 2019, Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in support of PRC President Xi Jinping’s flagship infrastructure and connectivity project, the Belt and Road Initiative. The MoU was...
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