Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China's 'Belt and Road'

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Apr 28, 2019

Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China's 'Belt and Road'

Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear a blunt warning — no veils or long beards allowed. It's a stark reminder of the severe security policies that China has imposed ...

As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

Asia Pacific Apr 10, 2019

As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

From coal plants to airports and bridges, China is forking out for investments across the western Balkans, laying groundwork for a new battle for influence on the European Union's fringe. The West has long eyed Russia as its chief rival in this turbulent corner of ...