BIRN has developed an interactive map ‘China in the Balkans’ (updated on a regular basis) as a result of its research into the various types of cooperation between Beijing and countries in the region. In the last decade, the entire region has seen Chinese influence grow, mostly through the Belt and Road Initiative, BRI. China is a relatively new player in the region, and it has raised some concerns related to the environment, political influence, corruption, and growing debt. While investments are growing, access to contracts and other data is often difficult, if not impossible to find. This interactive map is BIRN’s contribution to bringing more information to these discussions. Read more here.