Video Duration 25 minutes 00 seconds
From: Counting the Cost

Do China’s ambitions in Indian Ocean go beyond protecting trade?

China has built ports in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Can India counter Beijing’s economic diplomacy?

China’s claims to the South China Sea have been well documented, but Beijing is extending its reach into other territories to protect what it considers its Maritime Silk Route.

It is building ports that encircle India, raising concerns in New Delhi about its influence and China’s expansive foreign policy. Collin Koh, a research fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, explains Beijing’s strategy.

And Joanna Kusiak, a research fellow at King’s College, University of Cambridge, explains why Berliners are about to vote on a proposal to strip a corporate landlord of 240,000 homes.