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Belt and Road Initiative
China hosted a summit with the leaders of Central Asian nations in Xi'an. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan, President Sadyr Zhaparov of Kyrgyzstan, President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan attended the summit as well.
The U.S. State Department issues an annual report on human trafficking across the world, including in the U.S. In addition to the usual section on China, which in recent years has highlighted the detention of Uyghurs and others, the 2022 report included a special section on trafficking associated with China's Belt and Road Initiative.
The Canadian embassy in Beijing has shared its support for Ukraine with Chinese via a sign on its wall and via Weibo.
China and Ukraine have been building a significant economic relationship, one that has occasionally troubled the United States. Here we look at these ties in the context of Russia's invasion.
The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted an online panel discussion to examine the economic, environmental, social and political impact China's Belt and Road Initiative has in Southeast and Central Asia.
This report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service was written by Karen M. Sutter, Andres B. Schwarzenberg, and Michael D. Sutherland.
Congressional Research Service, China's One Belt, One Road Initiative - Economic Issues, Jan. 22, 2021
This CRS report was written by Karen Sutter, Andres Schwarzenberg and Michael Sutherland.
UN Development Programme, Brief on White Paper on China's International Development Cooperation in the New Era, January 2021
A review by the United Nations Development Program.
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?