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    China Pledges US$40 Billion In Multiple Infrastructure Projects For Africa

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Wide ranging nine-point development plans showcase significant trade opportunities The 2021 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has concluded, with China continuing its commit to the African continent in both trade and the potential for additional infrastructure loans. With Chinese President Xi Jinping appearing by video, his speech to the forum included a number[…..]

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    The Financial Structuring Behind The EU’s €300 billion ‘Global Gateway’ Belt And Road Competitor

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  It remains something of an enigma that following all the criticism of China’s outbound investments following the start of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2012, that now both the EU and US have decided that investing in overseas infrastructure projects is a good thing after all. That has reached zenith today[…..]

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    Organisation of Turkic States Rebranded With Intention To Balance Central Asian Politics

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Renewed Turkic regional emphasis will be of concern to China, Russia, the EU and United States depending on which way Ankara decides to point The Turkic Council has rebranded itself as the Organization of Turkic States, (OTS) with members Turkey, which is home to its general secretariat in Istanbul,  Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan,[…..]

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    How China Made Inroads Into The British Commonwealth

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis With Barbados becoming a Republic, China is now financing a long-time British trade asset, but solutions are at hand for London  With Barbados becoming a Republic yesterday, simultaneously removing the Queen as head of state and forming its own, Barbadian legislature, the repercussions for British influence amongst its Commonwealth are rightly being questioned. This[…..]

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    Africa Looks To Expand Its Cooperation With China As 2021 Trade Increases 38.2%.

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The 8th Forum On China-Africa Cooperation Is Taking Place In Dakar The eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is currently taking place in Dakar, Senegal, both today (Monday) and tomorrow.

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – November 29 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Investment Slows As China Tightens Its Belt And Road Initiative (Global Construction Review) Are China’s Belt & Road Investments Slowing Down? (Silk Road Briefing) The Belt And Road Initiative At 8 And Future Prospects (Azertag) What Does The Belt And Road Initiative Mean For The Future Of The[…..]

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    Eritrea Joins The Belt And Road Initiative

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The north-east African country Eritrea has signed an MoU with China to join the Belt And Road Initiative. The MOU was signed on November 25 by the Chinese Ambassador Cai Ge and Eritrea’s Foreign Minister Osman Saleh. Eritrea is strategically important as it has access to the Red Sea, the Suez Canal[…..]

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    Guinea-Bissau Joins The Belt And Road Initiative

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The small West African, Atlantic ocean nation of Guinea-Bissau has signed an MoU with China to join the Belt And Road Initiative. The MOU was signed on November 22 by the Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Guo Ce and Suzi Carla Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau, China’s National Reform and Development[…..]

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    UK Signs Trade Deal For 6,300 Products With Uzbekistan

    By James Kilner Lucky British consumers. Those wonderful Uzbek melons, considered the tastiest in the world by this correspondent, will be heading to supermarkets up and down the country soon. Or at least that is what the Uzbek and British governments hope.

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    China And EU Work Together To Finance Turkey Rail Link To Europe

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis New Istanbul rail link gives EU direct access to the BTK and INSTC rail networks  The China backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are extending loans to the Turkish government for the construction of a 67 km section of the high-speed railway line from Istanbul to the[…..]

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