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    Turkmenistan Fiscal Data Dropped By World Bank

    The World Bank has refused to include official financial data provided by the Turkmenistan government in its bi-annual Global Economic Outlook report. The report is used as a benchmark for lenders and other financial institutions on an international basis as a tool to evaluate investment and economic prospects. The reason given was due to the[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – June 21 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Biden-Putin Geneva Summit: Analysis & Geopolitical Implications (Russia Briefing) A Re-Set Of Global Geopolitics Is Occurring: Impact On The Eurasian Economic Union (Russia Briefing) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Pursuing Eurasian Trade Alliances (Silk Road Briefing) Eurasian Economic Union To Establish Medical & Health Resort Integration (Russia Briefing) How[…..]

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    China Belt & Road ODI Up 13.8% January-May 2021

    South Asia the main recipient, Central Asia on the horizon  China’s outbound direct investment (ODI) into countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) increased in the first five months of 2021, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce. During these five months, investment into BRI countries expanded 13.8% when compared to the same period[…..]

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    Chinese Cartoon Mocking The G7 Goes Viral (But Not In The West)

    The tables are turned as concerns satire’s targets At Silk Road Briefing Mansions, we always feel a bit of humor is required especially when dealing with today’s contemporary political problems and global fracturing. While we usually stick to serious subject matters, satire can be a useful way to describe events, and can be funny whether[…..]

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    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Pursuing Eurasian Regional Trade Alliances

    New Eurasian Trade & Security cooperation being developed in moves that impact all of Asia and usher in the Great Eurasian Partnership Russia’s Special Presidential Envoy for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Affairs Bakhtiyer Khakimov has stated that the SCO is working on a memorandum of understanding with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEU), and trade agreements[…..]

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    Rashakai Special Economic Zone Breaks Ground In Pakistan

    New SEZ to service markets in Afghanistan, Xinjiang and the Middle East  The opening ceremony of the first CPEC industrial park was held at the end of May, with the Rashakai Special Economic Zone in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, bordering Afghanistan, situated roughly equidistant between the capital cities of Islamabad and Kabul.

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    What Is The ‘Build Back Better World’ Partnership And How Is It Different From The Belt And Road Initiative?

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Leaders of the G7 nations (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan) have launched their own version of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, titled the ‘Build Back Better World’ or B3W Partnership. As the G7 does not have a secretarial office, details of the Partnership were released by[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – June 14 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion G7 Launches B3W Plan Aiming To Rival China’s Belt & Road Initiative (CGTN) G7 Members Will Spend Hundreds Of Billions On Infrastructure To Rival China’s Belt & Road Initiative (Business Insider) The Problem With The G7’s Plan To Rival China’s Belt & Road Initiative (New Statesman) How The[…..]

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    AIIB & NDB 2021 Lending Reveal Closer Financial Partnering Between Beijing and Delhi

    Two major, neighboring shareholders working together to solve problems in China, India, and South Asia as BRI financing completes its main investment cycle.  By Henry Tillman and Chris Devonshire-Ellis   Two Beijing developed multilateral banks have been making significant loans in the year to date, with a great deal of financing for both Covid-related and development[…..]

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    How The Neodymium Magnet Became A Belt And Road Initiative Flashpoint

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis There is plenty of Neodymium to go around – so why is the United States so jumpy about its supply chains?  The United States has just released its ‘New Supply Chain Strike Force‘ aimed at curtailing Chinese dominance in specific supply chains, and especially those that affect component parts critical to[…..]

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