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    Tajikistan Pins National Sustainable Development Programme on Goods Transit

    A proposed China-Central Asian highway and rail links would revolutionize the Tajik economy. The Tajikistan President, Emomali Rahmon has emphasized the importance of boosting measures to achieve national sustainable development goals, discussing these at the 78th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Rahmon noted the importance of[…..]

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    Iran Ready To Assist In Distribution Of Russian Wheat Harvest

    The EU, short of grain, sanctioned the Russian Agricultural Bank, cannot now buy supplies, and has cut Iranian alternative transit routes off from SWIFT. The 2022 Harvest is now heading East. With the West seemingly in knots over wheat and grains supplies from the upcoming 2022 harvest, sanctions appear poised to bite them back with[…..]

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    Iran Air Cargo & Passenger Transits Up 128% On 2021

    Iranian INSTC trade routes between Europe and Asia are flourishing but when will the EU be pressured into conducting its trade purely with North America? The Ukraine conflict has resulted in unexpected increases in trade flows east, with one of the beneficiaries being Iran. This is because the International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC), originally intended[…..]

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    Foreign Ministers Hold BRICS Plus Expansion Discussions

    BRICS+ As An Alternative G20 An online meeting of potential BRICS+ Foreign Ministers was held last Friday (May 20) in which the FMs of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) were joined by the FMs or representatives from Argentina, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Thailand. According to the[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – May 23 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Explained (One Nation Video) The Belt and Road Initiative: Innovative Chinese Ideas for a New World Order (Modern Diplomacy) China’s Trade With Belt and Road Countries Enjoys Robust Growth (People’s Daily) China Business Sentiment Surveys: Foreign Companies Remain Committed Despite Headwinds (China Briefing)[…..]

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    European-Asian Geopolitics – The Implications Of Shifting Supply Chains In Wake Of The Russia-Ukraine Conflict. Part Three: Kazakhstan To China

    Examining European Union-Central Asian market potential and new supply chain routes through to China via Kazakhstan as new EU-Central Asian trade agreements take effect By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Russia-Ukraine conflict is imposing significant changes on global geopolitics and is re-arranging the Eurasian political and supply chain map with considerable impact. In this article I examine[…..]

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    Cosco To Invest US$3 Billion In Peru’s Chancay Port

    China expanding supply chains with Peru’s Chancay and Callao Ports to be a Latin American resources hub China’s State-Owned Cosco Shipping, together with China Railway, China Communications Construction Company and China Harbor Engineering Company are planning to invest about US$3 billion to develop the Chancay Container port in Peru, as the Chinese government continues to[…..]

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    Turkmenistan And United Arab Emirates Discuss Upgrading Bilateral Ties

    Turkmenistan is continuing its regional integration objectives following decades of relative isolation as it continues to reach out to regional countries in efforts to maximise its potential as a regional trade transit hub and energy supplier. The latest bilateral talks have been with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the collection of smaller Gulf States that[…..]

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    Sri Lanka’s Problems Are A Result Of Gross Fiscal Mismanagement And Misappropriation, Not Because Of China Debt Traps, Covid, Or Ukraine

    Sri Lanka’s economic salvation lies in opening up the economy to Asian free trade, instead of constantly squeezing the domestic market  Much has been written about the current economic situation in Sri Lanka, with Western media laying the blame, depending upon who you read, on China (debt traps), while most (but not all) Lankan media[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – May 16 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion How The Belt And Road Initiative Complements China’s Imports & Exports (CGTN) China’s Extraordinary Export Boom Comes To An End (The Economist) Five Years Since The First BRI Forum, BRI Gets Bigger And Better (CGTN) Powering the PLA Abroad: How the Chinese Military Might Fuel Its Overseas Presence[…..]

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