By Malte Humpert Arctic Multimodal Route will open up Kazakh markets to Europe and East Asia Landlocked Kazakhstan is concentrating efforts to develop new multi-modal transport routes by accessing Russia’s largest river system and the Arctic, Northern Sea Passage. This would permit Kazakhstan to both import and export goods from Europe and Asia, using the[…..]
Kiev displaying a lack of pragmatism as Estonia can provide alternative routes to EU as regional tensions mount The inconsistent approach by Ukraine to its international obligations has taken another strange turn with it blocking rail shipments transiting the country from entering Poland. This has come at a time when Ukraine is reaching out to[…..]
By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Proposal to develop a China-Indian Ocean Forum will rattle New Delhi China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited the Maldives earlier this month as a follow on from his traditional New Year trip to Africa (report here)
Digital know-how along the Belt and Road Initiative will set future global tech standards The Middle East financial newspaper Zawya recently interviewed Dezan Shira & Associates Chairman and Belt and Road Initiative expert Chris Devonshire-Ellis about digital tech capabilities along the BRI. These are some of the Q&A.
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion How China Is Reforming Its SOE’s To Become Mixed Hybrid Global Businesses Worth Tens Of Billions Of Dollars (Asia Investment Research) Understanding China-EU Relations In The Context Of The Belt And Road Initiative (LSE) Can Europe’s Global Gateway Offset China’s Belt And Road? (National Interest) Digital Silk Road[…..]
Just a month after Nicaragua switched its recognition of the Chinese government from Taipei to Beijing, the two countries have signed several key agreements underpinning their new political relationship, including an MoU with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Syria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the country is seeking post-war reconstruction. The signing took place at Syria’s Planning and International Cooperation Commission in Damascus and was attended by Fadi Khalil, the head of the commission, and Feng Biao, China’s ambassador to Syria.
China is becoming frustrated with autocratic Governments who are not delivering cash flow returns on BRI project investments On the surface, China has stated it is ready to take its relations with Sri Lanka to a “new level” and deepen a strategic partnership seeking out common development paths, Foreign Minister Wang Yi had said after[…..]
By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Significant breakthroughs expected in trade, infrastructure and RMB internationalization. China has been the largest export market for GCC countries since 2012 and is the main oil and commercial partner to the GCC. China has upgraded relations with all of them to ‘strategic economic partnerships’ and all have joined the Belt and Road[…..]
By Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been on his traditional New Year visit to Africa, just one year after Africa united as a Free Trade Area under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which permits the duty-free sourcing and combining of African manufactured components and products into a finished item[…..]