Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Two Sessions Meetings And Belt & Road Initiative Developments (Silk Road Briefing) China To Develop Belt & Road Into Model Of Cooperation (Pakistan News) China: Victim No More (Asia Power Watch) Geopolitics After Covid-19: Conflict Or Cooperation? (The Globalist) China Tightens Its Belt & Road (Geopolitical Futures)[…..]
Journey To The West * The Guo Brothers * Ju Duo * Baijiu Martini Journey To The West Journey to the West is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng’en. It is one of the Four Great Classics of Chinese literature and has been described as arguably the most popular literary work[…..]
Intra-Grouping Trade Expected To Increase The Istanbul-initiated Turkic Council has said that it will set up a US$500m investment fund to boost economic links between member states.
Increasing Trade & Export Opportunities In Uzbekistan Uzbekistan has applied to join an EU trading scheme that eases tariffs for developing countries if they improve their human rights records.
Global Political and Corporate Questions Arise From China’s Challenges To World Governance & Trade Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis with research by Dorcas Wong, Dezan Shira & Associates China’s top leaders convened for the annual Two Sessions meetings at the end of May, following months of delays due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Two Sessions refer to the[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China: The End Of The Belt & Road (Euromoney) Covid-19 Exposes Soft Underbelly Of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (China Banking News) China’s Efforts To Win Hearts & Minds May Make All The Difference If There’s A Cold War With The US (The Conversation) The Trump Factor: Asian[…..]
Riding The Iron Rooster Paul Theroux, taking the Chinese proverb ”You can always fool a foreigner” as a personal challenge, rode a series of trains from one city to another all over China for an entire year in 1988. His most steady companion during that time was a humorless Chinese bureaucrat assigned to follow him[…..]
A China-Europe Freight Train loaded with household appliances set off from Lanzhou, the capital city of Northwest China’s Gansu Province to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
Migrant workers in Central Asia are sending back only half the remittances that they would usually send, data from the Russian Central Bank showed. It showed that in April, remittance flows from Russia to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan fell by 50% and to Georgia by 40% as the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns. Remittances, especially from[…..]
Mid last year, Silk Road Briefing was in contact with British based Matthew Leeming concerning a project he was putting together to discover the source of the Oxus River in Afghanistan. Leeming, who was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, has written about Afghanistan for the British media, including the Times, Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, and the Literary[…..]