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    Next Up In The UK Brexit & Belt And Road Debate: To Huawei Or Not To Huawei?

    Boris Johnson’s Attempts To Balance US Hegemony Against China Trade  Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Now that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been able to deliver a General Election allowing his Brexit policies to reach fruition, where does this leave potential British interests along China’s Belt & Road Initiative? With the UK poised to first[…..]

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    As The US “Decouples” From China, Who Will Make Up The Trade Balance?

    Emerging markets loom as China looks for trade growth alternatives  Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Mainstream media has been playing up the “decoupling” of the US and China trade and economy, although the situation is not as bad as many suggest. In fact, US-China bilateral trade is set to reach about US$560 billion this year. As I pointed out in[…..]

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    Belt & Road International Lawyers Association Launched

    The Belt and Road International Lawyers Association (BRILA) has been launched by the All China Lawyers Association – China’s equivalent to the Bar. The aim of BRILA is to promote legal cooperation among countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. The members of the new Belt and Road International Lawyers Association, a[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – December 09, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Why The White House Has Its Eyes Wide Shut On China (The National Interest) The United States – The Second Largest Belt & Road Beneficiary After China (Silk Road Briefing) As China’s Belt & Road Initiative Replaces U.S. On Global Stage, The Implications For Energy & Trade (Forbes)[…..]

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    Prince Charles Versus Xi Jinping : Where The British Empire Meets The Belt And Road Initiative

    The recent British Royal Tour to New Zealand was somewhat overshadowed by the media coverage of Prince Andrews ill-advised interview concerning dodgy sexual escapades, however in an overlooked incident, a Gentlemanly gesture has the potential to create a little push-back against China’s Belt & Road Initiative. As part of the New Zealand trip, the Prince[…..]

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    The United States : The Second Largest Belt And Road Beneficiary After China

    CEBR Issues Report Stating US Will Gain US$400 Billion From Chinese Global Belt & Road Infrastructure Improvements A report issued by the UK based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) indicates that the United States, despite its criticism of China’s Belt & Road Initiative, is actually a beneficiary of the scheme. The report, which was[…..]

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    52 Out Of 68 Belt & Road National Economies Improved In 2019

    Euromoney have just released their Belt & Road Results Index for Q3 2019, and reported that out of 68 national economies that have signed up to the Belt & Road Initiative, 52 of them have seen rising GDP and/or improving investor climates. The Euromoney Belt and Road Index combines International Monetary Fund (IMF) GDP figures with[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – December 02, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Europe Needs China’s Billions. But Does It Know The Price? (The Guardian) Europe Needs Its Own Belt & Road Initiative (Financial Times) Europe And China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Growing Concerns, More Strategy (Egmont Institute) The One Trillion Euro Idea (Berlin Policy Journal) China’s Belt & Road Initiative:[…..]

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    Kazakhstan’s 2019 Development Along The Belt & Road

    The World Bank has stated this month that Kazakhstan has the lowest rate of poverty in Central Asia. Also, in the Central Asian region, where the population is growing quickly, the absolute number of people living in poverty has fallen. The pace of this progress however is slowing down. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan moved up three spots[…..]

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    AIM, China, Sign Belt & Road Investment MoU

    Coup for China in Middle Eastern BRI Promotions Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), the Dubai based investment platform, and China Venture Capital Research Institute (CVCRI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a long-term strategic partnership to share resources and to boost investment opportunities within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The MoU was signed[…..]

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