The Arctic Circle Assembly has discussed the development of the new Polar routes with China and Russia seen as major players The annual Arctic Circle Assembly, has just concluded in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, with China, Russia and other Arctic Circle member states attending. This year’s event was notable for extensive discussions about the Polar Silk Road.
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Bid To Join The CPTPP: Challenges To Overcome (China Briefing) US Races To Counter China’s Predatory Belt And Road Initiative (Washington Times) Is The Blue Dot Network America’s Answer To The Belt And Road? (Epoch Times) With Its Global Gateway The EU Is Upping The Pressure On[…..]
China has called for connectivity of infrastructure, unfettered flows of trade and investment, and interactions between civilisations. We examine the implications. By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The second United Nations Sustainable Transport Conference has been held in Beijing the past few days, concluding on Saturday (October 16), with Chinese President Xi Jinping giving a keynote speech. The[…..]
By Bob Savic, Senior Consultant, Dezan Shira & Associates The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in earnest on October 31st in Glasgow, Scotland, following its postponement in 2020. The event is so eagerly anticipated that 30,000 official visitors are set to descend on Scotland’s “Second City” over a two-week period. To forestall a mounting crisis in accommodating this huge influx[…..]
Azerbaijan being sidelined as regional over-confidence and ill-thought out partnerships see Baku overplay its hand Azerbaijan, fresh from defeating Armenia in last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh War is now losing the territorial impetus it had hoped would open new trade and transportation corridors.
By Chris Devonshire-Ellis In an unparalleled first, Chinese President Xi Jinping has reached out to Prince Charles, the future King of the United Kingdom, inviting him to discuss the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) with some of China’s most senior business leaders. The comments came as he gave the opening address via video link at Cop15, the[…..]
Important Covid Health Silk Road Report Released By Shanghai University, the Shanghai Institute for International Studies & China Investment Research Introduction by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Our good friend Henry Tillman has kindly allowed us to feature a new, co-authored document written jointly between China Investment Research, Shanghai University and the Shanghai Institute for International Studies. It was released[…..]
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By Chris Devonshire-Ellis “Build Back Better World” and “Global Gateway” both need to collaborate, not compete, with China The United States and China have agreed in principle for their presidents to hold a virtual meeting before the end of the year, a senior U.S. administration official said yesterday, following high-level talks aimed at improving relations[…..]
Multi Billion Euro Deal First Western Acquisition Of An Uzbek Bank The Uzbek government has agreed to sell Ipoteka Bank to Hungary’s OTP Bank in what will be the most significant deal in Uzbekistan’s financial sector since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev started to open the country to foreign investors in 2016. Neither the Uzbek government nor[…..]