The Belt&Road Initiative (BRI), which was announced in 2013 and has since been expanded to cover almost the entire world, is a crucial pillar of China’s ambition to become a major global power not only economically but also politically. It thus has a central role in the escalating confrontation with the United States and the European Union. My book „Der Lange Marsch 2.0. Chinas Neue Seidenstraßen als Entwicklungsmodell“, published in summer 2018 (VSA-Verlag), provides an introduction to the complex and controversial discussions about what strategy China’s government is pursuing with BRI and beyond. An updated English translation is now also available („China’s Long March 2.0“). Since then, I have written numerous other articles that are posted on this blog, supplemented by guest posts. They mainly focus on the intersections between China’s economic and political expansion, its geopolitical implications, and the consequences for the countries of the Global South – between economic development and political dependencies.
Uwe Hoering http://www.beltandroad.blog April 2021. It may sound like a matter of routine: In the summer of this year, the German frigate Bayern is about to set sail and spend several months cruising in the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific. The Defense Ministry merely wants to see this as a „signal“: Where Germany’s „values„Indo-Pacific: Europe’s geopolitical ghost ride“ weiterlesen
Uwe Hoering http://www.beltandroad.blog March 2021. The Chinese government has probably not been in a position like it is at present. After the ouster of the elected government in Myanmar, it finds itself sitting on the fence: Between the army (Tatmadaw), the Civil Disobedience Movement CDM, Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD and her elected government, and„Myanmar: Beijing in a fix“ weiterlesen
Uwe Hoering http://www.beltandroad.blog März 2021. Vermutlich war die chinesische Regierung selten in einer Position wie gegenwärtig. Nach dem Sturz der gewählten Regierung in Myanmar sitzt sie nämlich zwischen allen Stühlen: Zwischen der Armee (Tatmadaw), der Bewegung für zivilen Ungehorsam CDM, der NLD von Aung San Suu Kyi und ihrer gewählten Regierung, der internationalen Meinung. Deshalb„Myanmar: Peking in der Klemme“ weiterlesen
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