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    China’s Digital Silk Road (DSR): the new frontier in the Digital Arms Race?

    Op/Ed by Andre Wheeler History is littered with geo-political conflicts, unfortunately many used physical assets and intelligence networks to subdue their opponents. This was underpinned by the prevailing attitude that knowledge represented real power. However, as the global community developed, there has been a shift from the physical to cyber space. This is an interesting[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – February 17, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Impact Of China’s Belt & Road Initiative On Central Asia And The South Caucasus (E International Relations) The Belt & Road Initiative (The Times Of Malta) China’s Belt & Road Initiative Push Intensifies (Nenow) US Counters China With Blue Dot Network (Bangkok Post) Chinese Fintech Giants Expand[…..]

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    EBRD Invests In Uzbek Food Retail

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Wednesday that it had made its first investment in an Uzbek company for 10 years.

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – February 10, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Belt & Road: It’s About The Trade Opportunity, Stupid (Silk Road Briefing)  China’s Belt & Road – China’s Flagship Foreign Policy Aims To Put Itself At The Centre Of The World Once Again (The Economist) China’s World Leadership Dreams Fade As Belt & Road Projects Sour (South[…..]

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    China’s Belt and Road Initiative – It’s about the Trade Opportunity, Stupid

    What is missing from much of the dialogue on the Belt and Road Initiative has been the larger, and longer-term potential impact on trade.

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    Uzbekistan Opens Up Banking & Financial Services To Foreign Investors

    Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said that he wants to sell shares in Uzbekistan’s state owned banks to strategic foreign investors to help modernise the sector. In his annual state-of-the-nation speech, which Mr Mirziyoyev uses to outline his agenda, he also said that he wanted to tear down a domestic migration system that restricts people[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – February 3, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion A Communist Coronavirus (Washington Post) Welcome To The Belt & Road Pandemic (Foreign Policy) Operating Your China Business Remotely During The Coronavirus Outbreak (China Briefing)  The Future Of Chinese Foreign Economic Policy Will Challenge US Interests, Part One: The Belt & Road Initiative (Jamestown.org) US-Led Initiative Aims To[…..]

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    Belt & Road Initiative Project Slowdown Over Chinese Migrant Worker Fears

    Belt & Road Initiative projects that Chinese SOE’s have been undertaking overseas are being held up or suspended due to the Coronavirus. Many include hundreds if not thousands of Chinese workers, the majority of whom had returned to China for the Lunar New Year festivities. Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia have all closed their borders to[…..]

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    Uzbekistan To Set Up New Budget Airline

    Uzbekistan plans to set up a new low-cost domestic airline this year to be called Humo Air, Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov has said. The move confirms the importance the Uzbek government considers the sector to be.  Other than being branded Humo, a mythical bird with links to Persia which is a state symbol of Uzbekistan,[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – January 27, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s New Silk Road (Al Jazeera) China’s Raw Materials Strategy (Policy Forum) Infrastructure Spending Key In Strategic US Response To China (Investable Universe) BRICS+ On The Agenda As Russia & China Seek To Expand Trade (Russia Briefing) China’s Belt & Road: Is Asia Getting More Cautious? (The Diplomat)[…..]

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