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Eyck Freymann

DPhil in Area Studies (China), University of Oxford

Eyck is a doctoral candidate in Area Studies (China) at Balliol College, University of Oxford. His research examines why democratic countries engage with China's One Belt One Road initiative, and how Chinese mega-projects influence their domestic politics. Eyck holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Henry Scholar; an AM in Asian Studies from Harvard University where he won the Joseph Fletcher prize for top thesis in Asian studies; and an AB in East Asian History with highest honors, also from Harvard.

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A new kind of Belt and Road Initiative after the pandemic

The Belt and Road Initiative is turning from infrastructure financing into an instrument for Chinese soft and hard power

By: Alicia García-Herrero and Eyck Freymann Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 23, 2022