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Tristan Kenderdine: China’s Belt & Road Stratagem

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 by in Podcast |

Analyst Tristan Kenderdine discusses China’s Belt and Road strategy in Central Asia and beyond. He explains whether China can deliver on the hype and what strings are attached. He details how the Caspian Sea is China’s key to Europe and where Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Washington all fit in.

Show Notes

Caspian Sea is China’s best bet for Belt and Road

Central Asia: Challenges Ahead for China’s Belt and Road Project

Mongolia Gets On Board with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China Eyes Iran as Important Belt and Road Hub

China’s Agroindustrial Capacity Cooperation in Central Asia

China’s industrial capacity policy is a one-way street


About Tristan Kenderdine

Tristan Kenderdine’s research focuses on institutional interrelationality between public finance and industrial development in East Asian national systems of developing economies with a focus on China.

Tristan has worked for Future Risk on Central Asia and China’s geopolicy, for advisory China Policy on domestic Chinese trade and industry policy, for Claydon Gescher Associates on China’s impact on international public law and in universities for four years at Australian National University, Dalian Maritime University, Shaoguan University and Da Yeh University. He has lived and worked in China, Thailand, Korea Republic, Taiwan and Kazakhstan for ten years.

Recent consulting work has covered trade, industrial, agricultural and energy policy; aluminium, oilseeds, and rice markets; geopolitics, public international law, and maritime law. Mostly focused on China’s domestic public administration and China’s impact on the world. For consulting enquiries contact

*Podcast intro music is from the song “The Queens Jig” by “Musicke & Mirth” from their album “Music for Two Lyra Viols”: (available on iTunes or Amazon)