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    The 2019 Far Eastern Economic Forum – Your Chance To Ask Questions

    The Far Eastern Economic Forum takes place between September 4th and 6th in Vladivostok Russia. One of the regions largest and most influential conferences of the year, it will discuss Inter-Regional Cooperation in the Far East, with large official and business delegations expected from China, Japan, India and most Asian countries. The event is hosted[…..]

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    China’s Moves Into Europe As Belt & Road Initiative Migrates West

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s Belt & Road Has Now Moved Further West Than Genghis Khan’s Armies “Scratch a Russian and you’ll find a Tartar” runs a well known (if somewhat untrue) European saying of two centuries ago, an unkind reference to the fact that the armies of Genghis Khan reached what are now the[…..]

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    Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Area Gets Its First Foothold In Europe

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China and Russia move in on EU as Brussels prevaricates The Eurasian Economic Union, a free trade area that sits between the European Union and China, is about to gain inroads into Europe. Serbia, which borders EU members Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, as well as Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and[…..]

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    India Gets In On Belt & Road Infrastructure By Building Highway In Tajikistan

    India’s softly growing influence to counterbalance China’s rise in Central Asia Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis India, which is not officially a member of the Belt & Road Initiative, has nonetheless been undertaking its own form of infrastructure development by both funding and building an eight-lane highway in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan. Relations between[…..]

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    Obtaining Chinese Funding For International Development Projects

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Protocols and structures exist to obtain legitimate Chinese financing China’s Belt and Road Initiative now includes over 125 countries, making the task of analyzing available tax incentives along the routes somewhat complex. By definition, this means referring to the available bilateral and multilateral agreements that are either in place between a[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – August 19, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Belt & Road – Testimony (National Bureau Of Asian Research) China’s Belt & Road Is Getting A Reboot: Here’s Why (Washington Post) A Concise Guide To The Belt & Road Initiative (National Bureau Of Asian Research) International Road Federation Hosts High-Level Debate On The Belt & Road[…..]

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    Chinese Businesses Investing More In ASEAN. So Should Foreign Investors As Trade War Bites

    China-ASEAN Free Trade & US Tariffs A Boost For Regional Chinese Trade And Belt & Road Infrastructure Projects Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis When Chinese businesses begin to look at manufacturing elsewhere, its generally an indication that certain foreign – and especially American investors into Asia should start to do the same. Chinese based manufacturers have[…..]

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    Trump Blinks In US-China Trade War – But The New World Trade Order Is Already Here

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The dividing up of global trade marginalizing the US has already occurred The news that Washington has delayed the imposition of further tariffs on Chinese products until 15th December may give the US-China trade commentators some brief respite and something new to talk about, however it only delays the inevitable: the[…..]

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    Caspian Economic Forum Concludes With Mixed Results & Work To Do

    The five countries bordering the energy-rich Caspian Sea met yesterday at an economic forum hosted by Turkmenistan in a bid to agree on how to divide the region’s oil wealth and develop, while protecting the Caspian Sea. The region is geopolitically important and a major route for China’s Belt & Road Initiative.

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    First Caspian Economic Forum May Help Bring Turkmenistan Into The Belt & Road Initiative

    The first Caspian Economic Forum is currently being held in Turkmenbashi City in Turkmenistan, in moves that might encourage the isolated nation to engage more in international trade. If so, the future of Turkmenistan could alter significantly – the national oil and gas reserves are estimated at over 20 billion tons of oil and over[…..]

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