People walk by a display board showcasing China’s construction projects, at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019. Corruption has been a problem in some Belt and Road economies across Central Asia.
Photo: AP
People walk by a display board showcasing China’s construction projects, at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019. Corruption has been a problem in some Belt and Road economies across Central Asia. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

How China’s Belt and Road Initiative could benefit from Ig Nobel Prize-winning research

  • Honouring research that makes one laugh and think, this year’s Ig Nobel winners range from analysis of cat-human communication to a paper on discarded chewing gum
  • A study that found the obesity of a country’s politicians is a good indicator of corruption in that country probably has the most practical value

People walk by a display board showcasing China’s construction projects, at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019. Corruption has been a problem in some Belt and Road economies across Central Asia.
Photo: AP
People walk by a display board showcasing China’s construction projects, at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019. Corruption has been a problem in some Belt and Road economies across Central Asia. Photo: AP
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