China and Saudi Arabia recently sealed US$65 billion in deals between the two nations. Saudi Arabia also has a One Belt, One Road (OBOR) type initiative named “Saudi Vision 2030” and the new bilateral investment deals cater for both.
China and Russia have loosely suggested at plans to link northeast Asia with Alaska, via the Bering Straits. This would connect the Chukotka Peninsula in Eastern Russia and the Seward Peninsula in Alaska, thus connecting North America with Asia.
China has launched an official “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) portal as a promotional tool showcasing different aspects of the OBOR initiative. The news function is a useful source for round up data, and welcome addition to understanding the complexities of China’s work within the OBOR initiative.
China is facing criticism after cement factories relocated environmentally unfriendly operations close to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. If Beijing isn’t careful about the quality of investments it sends abroad, it could gain a dirty, polluting name that will be hard to clean up.
By Dezan Shira & Associates The traditional Silk Road scholars tend not to take much notice of Siberia when it comes to the impact it had on trade. However, Chinese merchants often headed north, across the Gobi (there is an ancient monastery and temple at Erdenedalai at the edge of the northern Gobi in Mongolia where[…..]
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Our Weekly Round Up Of Infrastructure Development News Across The Silk Road Routes The New Silk Road Becomes A Eurasian Land Bridge (Schiller Institute) Kazakh Finance Minister Pledges To Cut Red Tape For Business (Astana Times) Truck Motorcycle Production Starts in Tashkent (Uzbekistan Today) Participants of Muynak Industrial Zone To Receive Tax Preferences (Uzbekistan Daily) […..]
By Dezan Shira & Associates As a New Silk Road project is being developed, new growth opportunities and new challenges are appearing. The competition between China and Russia for influence over the former Soviet republics in Central Asia is increasing, and new economic ties are reconstructing one of the most promising regions in Eurasia.
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