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    Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung-Surabaya Rail Project Back on Track

    Japanese Investors Come In On China Belt & Road Project Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Indonesia has announced the re-start and expansion of the planned Java Hi-Speed Rail project, which had stalled among political, finance and coronavirus issues. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has had the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project extended to Surabaya city in the eastern[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – June 1, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Travel Restrictions And Special Visa Applications (China Briefing) China Launches Two More Satellites Into Space (AA) Why Is There So Much Furore Over China’s Belt & Road Initiative? (The Conversation) China’s Political Season: Renewed Belt & Road Initiative Focus (CGTN) What’s Behind China’s Controversial Health Silk Road[…..]

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    China’s New Silk Road: Weekly Arts & Culture Round Up – May 29, 2020

    Genghis Khan & The Making Of The Modern World  Jack Weatherford is a personal friend of mine, and wrote a New York Times Bestseller – The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote corner of the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. The Mongol army led by Genghis[…..]

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    Shanghai Lingang Free Trade Zone Clearing Exports & Arranging Finance For Belt & Road Trade

    Export orders, capital transfers and insurance for cross-border trade can now be arranged in Lingang New Area Of The Shanghai FTZ. Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Updated Friday May 29 Donald Trump is poised to announce some form of sanctions today (Friday May 29) on either Hong Kong, China, or both, following Mike Pompeo’s announcement a[…..]

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    Xi’an-Kathmandu Combined Road-Rail Cargo Service Launched

    China-Nepal route over Himalayas now open for business Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis A combined road-rail route from China and Tibet and through to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu was launched last Friday. Starting in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province, the service takes eight days to reach Kathmandu. There are plans to make the[…..]

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    Last Major China-Laos Railway Tunnel Completed On Lancang-Mekong Corridor

    How The Mekong River Is Becoming A Significant South-East Asian Trade Corridor Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The last significant tunnel to be bored to complete the China-Laotian Railway was completed on March 15th, with track now being laid at a rate of 2km per day, despite the on-going Covid-19 situation. The route is part of[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – May 25, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Belt & Road Initiative: Economic Development For All, Or A Geopolitical Power Play? (RUSI) China’s Global Ambitions: Below The Belt & Road (FDD) Exporting Authoritarianism (Council On Foreign Relations) Playing With Fire: Italy, China & Europe (Brookings) Coronavirus Strikes China’s Belt & Road Initiative (LA Times) How[…..]

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    China’s New Silk Road: Weekly Arts & Culture Round Up – May 22, 2020

    James Bond’s Older Brother Along The Karakoram Highway James Bond had an older brother? Well the creator of the character, writer Ian Fleming did, the even more interesting and adventurous Peter. Fleming travelled from Moscow to Peking via the Caucasus, the Caspian, Samarkand, Tashkent, the Turksib Railway, and the Trans-Siberian Railway to Peking as a special correspondent of The Times in[…..]

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    Central Asian Flights To Resume After Covid-19 Infections Drop

    Several Central Asian airlines are set to resume operations following the coronavirus outbreak. Air Astana restarted flying domestic routes in Kazakhstan after the government lifted a lockdown on May 14 that had forced the airline to suspend services. Media reports said that Air Astana wanted to resume 30% of its domestic services by the end of May.[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – May 18, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Belt & Road Initiative Foreword: Connectivity With Consent (Egmont Institute) Beidou And BRI: Dependence Masked As Independence (Eurasia Review) New Silk Road Hangs In The Balance (DW) What Is The Future Of The Belt & Road? Q&A With Plamen Tonchev (On The New Silk Road) China Infiltrated[…..]

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