The Politics of China’s Amazonian Railway

In January 2015, construction of the so-called Grand Interoceanic Canal (usually called Nicaragua Canal) has finally begun. If completed, the canal would be the largest civil-engineering and construction project in the ...


Entrevista: “Dinheiro chinês é chance única de integrar fisicamente América Latina”

- Entrevista com Oliver Stuenkel, autor do livro "BRICS e a ordem global"
- Para especialista, Brics mantém dinamismo político, apesar de desaceleração econômica
- Investimentos da China no Brasil vão de trem ...


Book review: “Will China Dominate the 21st Century?” by Jonathan Fenby

Book review: Will China dominate the 21st century? By Jonathan Fenby. Polity, 2014. 154 pages. R$ 17,80 (kindle,
Published by the Australian Institute of International ...


The missing 1.3 billion

Missing China:A world map depicting social connections on Facebook (
Post-Western World's facebook page's roughly fifteen thousand followers ("fans") hail from 45 ...


Brazil should join China’s new development bank

Observation: This article was published on March 19. On March 27, Brazil announced that it would join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.This move will grant Brasília a seat the table during discussions about the ...


Entrevista com o jornal Brasil Econômico sobre o Banco Asiático de Investimento em Infraestrutura (AIIB)

Banco de investimento chinês cria era de multipolaridade, diz especialista
Oliver Stuenkel, especialista da FGV em emergentes, diz que os EUA usam a ajuda militar como principal moeda de troca para impedir a adesão de ...


Why China would benefit from Western SWIFT sanctions against Russia

Since last year, a small but vocal number of Western commentators and politicians have been calling for banning Russia from the SWIFT payment system, a move that would impact Russia's economy far more than the economic ...


China’s Wild Hearts

Book review: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China.By Evan Osnos. Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 417 pages. R$36,14 (ebook,
China, like any other non-democratic regime, poses ...


The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

A photograph portrait Cixi sent to US President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, thanking him for his good wishes for her 70th birthday.
Book review:Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung ...


Responsible Protection: Chinese norm entrepreneurship?

Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN
Review: Garwood-Gowers, Andrew (2014) China’s "Responsible Protection" concept : re-interpreting the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and ...