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    Beijing-Moscow Direct Rail Back On The Agenda As The Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye Amur River Bridge Is Set To Open

    The romance of the Trans-Siberian railway from Beijing to Moscow is set to receive a boost as a new bridge—part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative—will now connect China and Russia’s railway systems and is set to open by the year end. The China-Russia Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye Bridge connects Tongjiang, a city in China’s far northeastern Heilongjiang[…..]

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    China’s Future Trade And Development Intent With Afghanistan

    By Melissa Cyril and Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s bilateral trade with Afghanistan is on track to overtake by 2024 the volume the United States managed over 20 years with an investment of US$2.26 trillion While the current situation in Afghanistan is obviously currently unstable, in this article we examine the role that China has had until[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – August 22 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Actually, Now Has Never Been A Better Time To Invest In Or Sell To China (China Briefing) Can The G7’s Build Back Better World Compete With China’s Belt & Road Initiative? (Saudi Gazette) A Counterweight To The Belt & Road Initiative (New Age) Belt And Road Hazards Coming[…..]

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    Will Chinese Banks Follow HSBC Sri Lanka In Charging 14% On Overseas ECommerce Transactions?

    HSBC Moves Adds New Processing Fees For Amazon, Alipay, EBay with Uber Also Likely Affected & Could Usher In Global ECommerce Tariff Wars By Chris Devonshire-Ellis HSBC have sent notices to customers in Sri Lanka that ‘to reflect current exchange rate movements’ the bank intend to levy 7% (up from 2.5%) on payments made by[…..]

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    Sri Lanka Prefers China Loan Deal Over World Bank Terms

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s lending and debt policies very different to the risk-adverse West The Sri Lankan Government has agreed a US$308 million loan from China to help the country out of its financial difficulties. The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has stated that “The China Development Bank and Sri Lankan Government have entered into an[…..]

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    China Eyes BRI Projects In Argentina To Secure Soy & Wheat Imports

    China has 20% of the world’s population, yet just 5% of the available arable land, a dynamic that is dictating part of the Belt and Road Initiative is to secure and better access food supplies. It is Latin America’s Argentina that is the largest exporter of soya and wheat to China, and this is impacting[…..]

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    The Afghanistan-China Belt & Road Initiative

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Potential routes exist along the Wakhan Corridor and via Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, but it is Pakistani access to Kabul that looks the better option – as long as the Taliban can provide stability, develop Afghan society, and refrain from regional aggression. International media has focused on Afghanistan these past few days and rightly[…..]

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    The Taliban Will Govern Afghanistan. What Does the Future Hold for China and the Central Asian Region?

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Getting a stable government in place together with support and assistance could usher in a more reasonable Taliban 2.0 and truly redevelop the country. Much depends on China, Russia, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.  

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – August 16 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion How China And America Differ In Industrial Strategy (The National Interest) The Main Directions Of Chinese Economic Policy (Valdai) A Fresh Approach: Local Thinking Should Shape The G7’s New Plan To Compete With China (Just Security) The G7’s B3W Infrastructure Plan Can’t Compete With China’s BRI. That’s Not[…..]

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    Iran To Finally Take Full Membership Of The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

    Moves come after Tajikistan and Uzbekistan agree to drop objections following regional security concerns in Afghanistan Iran is finally set to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) after Tajikistan and Uzbekistan agreed to drop their objections. Iran had originally applied to join in 2006 and 2015, however with the country like landlocked Tajikistan and Uzbekistan[…..]

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