Entries tagged "Asia-Pacific"

  • Asia Pacific Avoids China Debt | Nov. 27, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

    Debt sustainability risks are rising in the Asia Pacific region according to the International Monetary Fund, however, Chinese loans are not yet playing a significant role despite concerns sparked in Australia and the U.S. after China offered aid to the Solomon Islands following the switch of diplomatic ties from Taipei to Beijing, Nikkei reports.

  • Provincial Government Leases Tulagi to Chinese Company | Oct. 25, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

    A provincial government in the Solomon Islands has leased the island of Tulagi to China Sam Enterprise Group, a technology, investment, and energy conglomerate. The agreement grants the conglomerate wide-ranging powers to develop infrastructure on Tulagi and the surrounding islands and has drawn criticism from Solomons Attorney General as well as officials in the U.S. and Taiwan due to debt and legal concerns.

  • View All Analysis | Oct. 22, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Taiwan Expands New Southbound Policy | Oct. 4, 2019, 9:32 a.m.

    Taiwan's pitch to build Asian government infrastructure has led to a rise in contracts from four in 2015 to 20 last year, including on metros and roads in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam, Nikkei reports

  • Canada Invests in Indonesian Infrastructure | Sept. 23, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has purchased a 45 percent stake in the 117 kilometer-long Cikopo-Plimanan Toll Road project, highlighting CPPIB's commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, Nikkei reports.

  • Energy Investment and Infrastructure in Asia | July 19, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

    On Thursday, July 18, the CSIS Energy & National Security Program hosted a conference featuring keynote remarks by Frank Fannon, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources at the U.S. Department of State, and Senator Cory Gardner on engaging with Asia to develop mutually beneficial digital infrastructure and energy investment.

  • AIIB Courts Private Capital | July 16, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is courting private sector investors to jointly fund infrastructure projects, Nikkei reports.

  • Xi, Abe Talk Infrastructure Cooperation | June 27, 2019, 9:07 a.m.

  • Beijing Shoulders BRI Debt | May 23, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

    Belt and Road recipients are pushing to re-negotiate loan terms with Chinese banks, potentially shifting more of the BRI's financial burden on Beijing. As China's investments grow in Belt and Road countries, it risks losing its bargaining power as its sunk costs rise, reports Nikkei.

  • China Repairs BRI Partnerships | May 13, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

    Beijing is striking a conciliatory tone abroad to repair ties with Belt and Road partners, particularly in Southeast Asia where negotiations with Chinese companies over halted infrastructure projects are restarting, Nikkei reports.

  • The Higher Road | April 23, 2019, 9:56 a.m.

    Over the next 15 years, more hard infrastructure is projected to be built around the world than currently exists. As our infrastructure is transformed, so will be the economies it fuels, the regions it connects, and the global commons it underpins. These trends are too powerful and potentially beneficial for the United States to stop, and too consequential to ignore.

  • Solomon Islands Debates BRI | April 22, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

    The Solomon Islands may elect a pro-China prime minister as its seeks infrastructure investments from China. The South Pacific nation does not want to be left behind as neighbors Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu benefit from their participation in the Belt and Road Initiative, reports Nikkei.

  • Japan Prepares for 5G | April 11, 2019, 9:13 a.m.

    Major Japanese companies across industrial sectors are signing partnerships with Japanese telecommunication firms to develop products and services that make use of the super-charged national 5G network, set to open in 2020. The Japanese government is encouraging these partnerships, claiming that 5G will be the "basic infrastructure" of the 21st century, reports Nikkei.

  • Australia Steps Up Pacific Infrastructure Push | Jan. 17, 2019, 3:29 a.m.

    In his first international trip of the year, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison visited Vanuatu to pledge high-quality infrastructure investments and economic development just weeks after China signed a deal to forgive $2.87 million of the country's debt and provide fresh financing for road upgrades.

  • Infrastructure Competition in PNG | Dec. 12, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

    China and the West have been vying for infrastructure projects in Bougainville, an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea, in an escalating battle for influence in the South Pacific, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Pence To Unveil US Infrastructure Plan | Nov. 15, 2018, 10:42 a.m.

    On his trip to Asia, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will play up Washington's efforts to boost infrastructure investment in the region at a time when China is doing the same with its Belt and Road Initiative, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Australia Reveals $1.5B Pacific Infrastructure Fund | Nov. 8, 2018, 9:05 a.m.

    Australia will set up a $1.46 billion infrastructure fund for projects in the Pacific as the country looks to curb China's rising influence across the strategically important islands, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • US Launches Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Initiative | July 31, 2018, 7:42 a.m.

    The United States announced a $113 million package aimed at developing the Indo-Pacific region's digital economy, energy sector, and infrastructure.

  • Asia Leads 2017 Private Participation in Infrastructure | April 19, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Is Asia Reconnecting? | Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

    This report highlights essays from our Big Question series - an analysis collection that explore the drivers and implications of the massive infrastructure push taking place across the Eurasian continent.

  • Tokyo Pledges to Promote "Quality Infrastructure" in Asia-Pacific | Sept. 20, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

  • Chinese High-Speed Rail in Southeast Asia | Sept. 18, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

    "I really like China" a diplomat told us a few months ago, "they are the only ones around with a plan for the 21st century." That plan – China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) – has, however, raised ample concern, from Asia all the way to the Berlin and Washington.

  • China to Shape International Trade Via Belt and Road | July 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

    As an Asia Pacific power with enormous economic and strategic stakes in the Belt and Road region, the United States cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and watch these infrastructure developments abroad unfold.

  • Taiwan's "New Southbound" Overshadowed by Belt and Road | July 14, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

    The "New Southbound" strategy announced by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in May 2016 has struggled to improve economic ties with its 18 destination countries in South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in part due to China's growing economic and political clout with the target countries.

  • ADBI Recommended Reading | June 22, 2017, 9:19 a.m.

    Here is a selection of work from ADBI related to four areas the Reconnecting Asia Project covers: climate change and sustainability, energy, regional integration, and infrastructure finance.

  • ASEAN Shifts Focus from TPP to Belt and Road | June 12, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

    ASEAN countries are looking to China's Belt and Road initiative as a potential source of growth and integration, particularly after the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • The Asian Development Bank in a Reconnected Asia | April 25, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

    Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao discusses infrastructure investment's impact on inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Asia at the 2017 Global Development Forum.

  • Sustainable Transport in Asia | March 7, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Assessing Asia’s Infrastructure Needs | March 2, 2017, 9 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Disrupting Development Finance | Feb. 2, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

    The challenge today for multilateral development banks is not how to mobilize excess savings but how to catalyze abundant capital for development.

  • The Future of Global Trade | Jan. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

    China has a regional strategy for the Asia-Pacific. Look at the Silk Road Initiative…They’re executing on that strategy. And that positions them in a very powerful way – in the region – to be able to call the shots.

  • Asia Should Lead on Trade | Dec. 8, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

  • OBOR Could Tip Asia Balance | Dec. 2, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

    Southeast Asia's traditional ties to the West are in flux, and China's infrastructure investment might be a deciding factor in the shake-up, writes Andrew Shearer of CSIS.

  • Reconnecting of Asia | Nov. 15, 2016, 3:02 p.m.

    It would be a huge mistake to ignore the significance of the reconnecting of Eurasia.

  • Washington’s Challenge in Central Asia | Nov. 9, 2016, 9:32 a.m.

    A significant challenge to U.S. national security is looming in Eurasia and appears to be receiving limited attention from the U.S. government: Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative and its plan to connect China with Western Europe through overland routes across Central Asia.