The recipients of Beijing’s supposed largess regularly find themselves trapped in debt leading to rising anti-Chinese sentiment.
Pakistan, an important node in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is concerned about a neocolonial Chinese effort to extract the country’s resources.
A recent dispute between the two regional powers highlights the risk to smaller neighbors between them.
How will the Tibetan Plateau determine the course of Asia’s future?
How does the legacy of the late Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai live on?