The Belt and Road Podcast

27: Connectivity in the time of COVID-19: Johan van de Ven on BRI Country Responses

March 30, 2020 Erik Myxter-iino and Juliet Lu
The Belt and Road Podcast
27: Connectivity in the time of COVID-19: Johan van de Ven on BRI Country Responses
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The Belt and Road Podcast
27: Connectivity in the time of COVID-19: Johan van de Ven on BRI Country Responses
Mar 30, 2020
Erik Myxter-iino and Juliet Lu

In the rapidly evolving context of a world impacted by the novel corona virus, Johan van de Ven discusses travel bans, material aid and donations, and border restrictions between China and Belt and Road Initiative partner countries. He focuses particularly on incidents of anti-Chinese discrimination in Moscow, material assistance to China given by countries from Thailand to Turkey, and stalls in Chinese infrastructural projects abroad.

Check out Johan's articles in the Jamestown Foundation's China Brief:
- Fair Weather Friends: The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Strategic Partnership between Russia and China?
- Limited Payoffs: What have BRI Investments Delivered for China Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Recommendations:
Johan: Panda Paw Dragon Claw's recent article, "Railpolitik: the strengths and pitfalls of Chinese-financed African Railways", Chinese Storytellers Newsletter, and for de-stressing: Parks and Recreation

Juliet: Naomi Klein’s Coronavirus Capitalism video

Erik: Whistleblower: My journey to Silicon Valley and Justice at Uber by Susan Fowler, Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller, and for de-stressing: Curb Your Enthusiasm's latest season

Show Notes

In the rapidly evolving context of a world impacted by the novel corona virus, Johan van de Ven discusses travel bans, material aid and donations, and border restrictions between China and Belt and Road Initiative partner countries. He focuses particularly on incidents of anti-Chinese discrimination in Moscow, material assistance to China given by countries from Thailand to Turkey, and stalls in Chinese infrastructural projects abroad.

Check out Johan's articles in the Jamestown Foundation's China Brief:
- Fair Weather Friends: The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Strategic Partnership between Russia and China?
- Limited Payoffs: What have BRI Investments Delivered for China Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Recommendations:
Johan: Panda Paw Dragon Claw's recent article, "Railpolitik: the strengths and pitfalls of Chinese-financed African Railways", Chinese Storytellers Newsletter, and for de-stressing: Parks and Recreation

Juliet: Naomi Klein’s Coronavirus Capitalism video

Erik: Whistleblower: My journey to Silicon Valley and Justice at Uber by Susan Fowler, Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller, and for de-stressing: Curb Your Enthusiasm's latest season