The new silk roads: opportunities for Spanish companies?

Mario Esteban. Expert Comment 26/2017 (English version) - 5/6/2017.

As long as the greater part of financing for new silk road projects continues being earmarked for projects where the contracts are not tendered for in a transparent and competitive way, the prospects for Spanish companies’ participation will remain highly limited.

Japan’s strategic awakening: opportunities for Spain

Luis Simón. ARI 31/2017 (English version) - 5/4/2017.

The strategic awakening of Japan, a power with maritime inclinations and a geostrategic position relative to Asia similar to Spain’s relative to Europe, provides Spain with a series of opportunities.

China and climate change: the good, the bad and the ugly

Lara Lázaro and Mario Esteban. ARI 70/2016 - 3/10/2016.

Although much remains to be done by China to set the world on a climate-bearable path, China’s efforts are significant and its ratification of the Paris Agreement ahead of the G-20 meeting is a key step for the entry into force of Kyoto’s successor.

China: a partner for the development of Latin America?

Mario Esteban. Expert Comment 33/2016 - 11/7/2016.

If a new pattern of China-Latin America economic interaction materialises, it would foster sustainable and long-term economic development in the region. This scenario has a double-edged impact on EU’s interests.

China in Latin America: Repercussions for Spain

Mario Esteban (coord.). WP 3/2015 (printed, English version) - October 2015.

The strengthening of ties between China and Latin America has a double-edged impact on Spanish interests.

The new drivers of Asia’s global presence

Mario Esteban. ARI 9/2016 (English version) - 21/01/2016.

This paper examines the growing role of Asia in globalisation, showing that China is not the only important player and that its impact goes far beyond the economic dimension.

China has changed the global economic order – with the help of Europe

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Op-ed - 20/1/2016.

Ancient Chinese strategists always believed that a tripolar system is the best political configuration for stability. The same goes for global economic governance, and the three main poles (although not the only ones) should be: the US, China and the European Union.

The institutional limits to the internationalisation of the RMB

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Op-Ed - 19/1/2016.

The recent inclusion of the renminbi in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights is a major victory for the People’s Bank of China. Yet for a currency to be highly internationalised, the issuing country must have a stable and transparent political and legal framework.

Investing in China: still room for growth

Sarah Owen-Vandersluis. ARI 63/2015 - 12/11/2015.

Despite recent economic turbulence in China, the investment case for Spanish companies remains strong. It is still not too late to enter the Chinese market but investors need to be clear on their value proposition and realistic about how they will execute their plans.

China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea

Weifeng Zhou. ARI 60/2015 - 5/11/2015.

This paper examines China’s growing assertiveness and its strategic interests in the South China Sea and sheds some light on the changing strategic realities in East Asia and the nature of the South China Sea disputes.