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    Azerbaijan Talks Up Zangazur Corridor Amongst Armenian Concerns As Transit Trade Grows

    EU energy needs may override Armenia’s geopolitical issues  Azerbaijan has been talking up the need for the contentious Zangazur Corridor development as the country expands its freight and energy transit capabilities. Transit cargo traffic through Azerbaijan increased by nearly 30% in H1 2022, while feeds through from Baku to the INSTC grew up to 300%.[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – July 18 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Don’t Sleep on China’s Global Development Initiative (The Diplomat) China’s Diplomacy In The New Era (IOL) China-BRICS Trade Grew 14.1% In H1 2022 to US$244 Billion (Silk Road Briefing) Russia’s Neighbors Seeking EU or China Protection (Asia Times) Unipolar vs Multipolar. G7 vs BRI. US vs China. EU[…..]

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    China-BRICS Trade Grew 14.1% In H1 2022 to US$244 Billion

    China trade increases also with RCEP and the BRI countries Shanghai Container Terminal at sunset China’s trade with the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa) grew by 14.1% in the period January-June this year. That is 4.7% points higher than the overall growth rate of China’s trade in the same period, illustrating the[…..]

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    Caspian Middle Corridor Servicing Central Asia Booms

    Iran-Uzbek non-energy bilateral trade is up 103% YoY  The Iranian Customs Organization has stated that during last year 776,137 tons of non-oil products worth US$517 million were exchanged between Iran and Uzbekistan, a 103% increase year on year.

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    Unipolar vs Multipolar. G7 vs BRI. US vs China. EU vs Russia. China & Taiwan. Russia & Ukraine. What Is Going On?

    Global geopolitics 2022 has become all about conflict. But there are multipolar paths ahead if one understands Chinese strategic thinking.   By Chris Devonshire-Ellis   An oft-overlooked aspect of China’s Belt and Road Initiative is that from a political ideology perspective, it has its genesis back in 1949, being the same concept of safety from Western antagonism[…..]

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    Britain and China’s Trade & Investment Competition In Singapore

    New unique economic data and analysis show very different approaches to Asian trade and investment policies from the UK and China By Asia Investment Research  The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) has left the country looking for new trade partners. Much of this has centred upon Asia, where the UK maintains relatively[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – July 11 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The BRICS Summit Isn’t Just a ‘Talk Shop’ Anymore (World Politics Review) Belt & Road initiative Key To Bring Prosperity (The News) Deficit Trap?: Trade Balances And China’s Belt And Road Initiative (Eurasia Review) China’s Belt and Road Initiative Is Shifting Gears (Straits Times) The G7 At Last[…..]

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    Prepare For Battle: The UK Aims To Fight Back Against China Trade & Investment In Asia

    A recalibration of UK-Asia policy is on the cards after China went for London’s interests in the South Pacific By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) has left the country looking for new trade partners. Much of this has centered upon Asia, where the UK maintains relatively strong ties with[…..]

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    Sri Lankan President Reaches Out To Putin For Economic Assistance

    Proposal for an Aeroflot South Asian Regional Hub in Sri Lanka in exchange for fuel supplies By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Sri Lankan President, Gota Rajapaksa, has held phone conversations with the Russian President Vladimir Putin for financial assistance. In discussions held earlier today (July 6) that Rajapaksa subsequently tweeted details of, Putin was asked to[…..]

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    Remember China’s Casinos In Southeast Asia? They Were Just Launch Pads For Infrastructure Developments

    Using Chinese Gambling Losses To Create New Infrastructure  By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Do you remember the Chinese casinos that began operating along the borders with China in Cambodia and Laos? The mega casino developments in Metro Manila in the Philippines? Well, it turns out that a little-known aspect of China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been[…..]

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