For this episode, I talked with Angela Stanzel of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) about the think tank's new report, Absorb & Conquer: An EU Approach to Russian & Chinese Integration in Eurasia. This episode is a follow-up to episode 16 on the same topic.
The podcast focuses on the Chinese perspective on OBOR and on Central Asia. Near the end, we get to the nub of what worries me about the plan--whether it is actually premised on economic development beyond China, or if it is just an outlet for Chinese overcapacity and excess foreign exchange reserves.
ECFR, Absorb & Conquer: An EU Approach to Russian & Chinese Integration in Eurasia, June 2016
World Bank, The Impact of China on Europe and Central Asia, April 2016
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