China

September 5, 2019

‘Poor Old’ Sri Lanka Needs an Economic Demographic Transition Strategy: Lessons from China

By Johnston, Lauren,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Lauren Johnston, University of London, considers how China’s decades-long economic demography transition strategy may offer lessons for Sri Lanka in avoiding rapid population ageing.

July 2, 2019

China-India Relations in Modi’s Second Term

By Li, Li,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Li Li, Institute of International Relations, Tsinghua University, discusses areas for conflict and cooperation in India-China relations.

June 12, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Port Development and the Role of BRI

By Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Pabasara Kannangara discusses Indian Ocean region’s port development and its impact on Sri Lanka becoming an economic hub based on maritime trade.

June 3, 2019

The Belt and Road Initiative and Sri Lanka-China Relations

By Saravanamuttu, Paikiasothy,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), discusses China and the BRI’s effect on Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean region.

May 27, 2019

Chinese Investment in Greek and Sri Lankan Sea Ports: Analogies and Lessons Learned

By Tonchev, Plamen,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Plamen Tonchev, Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens, draws comparisons regarding Chinese investments in seaports in Sri Lanka and Greece, and draws lessons from this comparative analysis.

May 24, 2019

Ageing China Goes in Search of New Growth: Demographic Pressures Help Explain Beijing’s Outbound Agenda

By Johnston, Lauren,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Dr. Lauren A. Johnston, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), looks at how demographic pressures help explain Beijing’s outbound agenda.

December 24, 2018

Overview of Sri Lanka-China Relations

By Grace Asirwatham,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Grace Asirwatham, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, explores the evolution of Sri Lanka-China relations.

May 17, 2018

China’s Rise May Change the International Rules by which Future Sri Lankan Governments will Play

By Kadira Pethiyagoda,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Kadira Pethiyagoda focuses on two of Sri Lanka’s important relationships—the US and China—their evolving global roles, and the significant implications for domestic politics in smaller states like Sri Lanka – particularly in relation to human rights.

May 22, 2017

Sri Lanka-China trade relations: Time to focus on unexplored Chinese markets

By Ravindra Deyshappriya,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Ravindra Deyshappriya explains the significant trade imbalance that has developed in Sri Lanka – China economic relations and highlights the potential for Sri Lanka to redress this situation.

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