East Asia Forum: Chinese investment in Mongolia – a sequel

Julian Dierkes’ thoughtful response to my essay on Chinese investment in Mongolia obliges clarification of some of my earlier points. I confess my ignorance of ‘Third Neighbour’ policy and, though one commentator suggests that it ante-dates large-scale Chinese investment in Mongolia and therefore cannot really be perceived as responding to that, it certainly helps to contextualise aspects of Mongolian foreign investment and trade policy. It is important to take a closer look at the decision behind the controversial ‘east-west’ railway project approved by the Mongolian Parliament. The decision makes geopolitical sense as Mongolia seeks to diversify its reliance on export to China. But the pertinent question that needs to be asked as always is: at what cost? To read the full article, click hereChinese investment in Mongolia – a sequel

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