Uzair talks to Dr. Ammar A. Malik about his team’s recent report on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The report titled “Banking on the Belt and Road: Insights from a new global dataset of 13,427 Chinese development projects” is currently the most in-depth analytical look at BRI projects around the world and is a must-read.
Dr. Malik is Senior Research Scientist at AidData, where he leads the Tracking Underreported Financial Flows program that uses pioneering methods to track and analyze underreported financial flows from non-traditional donors to developing countries. To read the full report, click the link below:
1:30 How has China’s role changed?
8:00 Is China giving loans or aid?
12:30 Is the BRI a strategic masterstroke?
18:00 How does China collateralize loans?
22:30 Why are countries slow to implement BRI project?
30:00 Is Pakistan treated differently by China?