The People’s Map of Global China

“The People’s Map of Global China is an attempt to trace Global China in material, spatial, economic, political, and human terms reflecting the experiences of  the people most affected by its emergence. It tracks China’s complex and rapidly changing international activities by engaging an equally global civil society. Using an interactive, open access, and online ‘map’ format, we collaborate with nongovernmental organisations, journalists, trade unions, academics, and the public at large to provide updated and updatable information on various dimensions of Global China in their localities. The Map consists of profiles of countries and projects, sortable by project parameters, Chinese companies and banks involved, and their social, political, and environmental impacts. This bottom-up, collaborative initiative seeks to provide a platform for the articulation of local voices often marginalised by political and business elites. It is our hope that the information collected by this networked global civil society will be a useful resource for policymaking, research, and international advocacy.” The People’s Map

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Global Voices:

China’s Belt & Road Initiative

“As China expands and advances its interests as a global power, we explore its influence in other countries. While the Belt and Road Initiative plays out across all continents, local societies and communities hold differing perceptions of its benefits and potential harms, despite China’s extensive public relations and propaganda effort to promote its aims. Our investigation looks at the intersection of Chinese technology transfer, soft power, communications technology buildout, and public information. Working with local researchers and writers in a dozen countries, we explore the ways China advances narratives that bolster its drive for global power, and how local perspectives either support or counter China’s ambitions. Over the next few months, we’ll be adding stories and details about the project to this page.” Global Voices Civic Media Observatory

Global Voices: China’s Belt & Road Inititiave: Deal or Steal?

Voices from the Belt and Road

“Voices of the Belt & Road tells the stories of people that are part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It demystifies the initiative by enabling you to listen to the voices of experts and policy-makers, but also the very people affected by the initiative day in and day out.” Belt & Road Advisory

Voices from the Belt and Road:

The Belt and Road Podcast

“A podcast that covers the latest news, research and analysis of China’s growing presence in the developing world.” Erik Myxter-iino and Juliet Lu

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Panda Paw Dragon Claw

“This blog is started by those who aspire to tell a better story about China’s involvement beyond its borders. We are journalists, campaigners, analysts, scholars and practitioners with years of experience navigating Chinese politics, bureaucracy, finance and their ramifications overseas.” Ma Tianjie, Editor

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Dossier: The New Silk Roads

China is pursuing ambitious plans with its “Belt and Road Initiative”—in Asia and beyond. Long-established as an economic powerhouse, the country along these New Silk Roads is also making a name for itself as a player in development policy. Many observers are already speaking of an alternative era of globalization. The West, however, remains skeptical. The fact is that relations to China shape debates and political action worldwide—reason enough to take a closer look at both the opportunities as well as the risks. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

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Silk Road Headlines

Die Silk Road Headlines sind zwar kein Blog im engeren Sinne, aber die wöchentliche Zusammenstellung des Clingendael Institute (Niederlande) von Artikeln und Studien, die frei zugänglich sind, ist eine gute Informationsquelle.

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On the New Silk Road

“I’m a perpetually traveling writer and documentary filmmaker who focuses on New Silk Road development. I’ve been on the road since ’99, reporting from over 90 countries. I am the author of “On the New Silk Road,” which tells the story of the three years that I spent traveling across Eurasian on the various corridors of the New Silk Road / Belt and Road.” Wade Shepard

Wade Shepard, On the New Silk Road: