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    China-Laos Railway Extending Through To Thailand

    Expansion of the route makes Thailand a ‘China Plus One’ Option  The China-Laos Railway which opened late last year, is being extended through to Thailand. The Laos section has proven so popular that the frequency of train service has had to be increased several times due to demand.

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    Uzbekistan The Big Winner In China’s New Central Asian CKU Railway

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The CKU Railways will create significant trade opportunities for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan while linking China directly to the Middle East via Rail, with spin off benefits throughout the region. China has finally pushed the ‘Go’ button on the long-awaited China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway, with work on the route expected to start in spring[…..]

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    China-Timor Leste To Boost Trade & Investment Cooperation

    Bilateral trade doubled in 2021  China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi has been visiting the South Pacific Islands, with Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste in East Asia being the last stops on this regional trip. Following concerns about a proposed Chinese security presence in the region, discussions have concentrated far more on trade and development.[…..]

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    A Potential China-Papua New Guinea Free Trade Agreement

    Bilateral Trade Increased By 25% Between 2020 & 2021 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been visiting Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape in the Papuan capital, Port Moresby on the final leg of his Pacific Islands tour. Papua New Guinea is underdeveloped but has significant natural reserves, while China is already a major[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – June 6 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Belt and Road Tracker (CFR) China Funnels its Overseas Aid into Political Leaders’ Home Provinces (The Guardian) Global Challenges Could Energize Cooperation (Valley News) Regional Chinese Investments in the Netherlands Seen as a Security Threat (ANI) Greece, China Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties (Shine) China to Invest[…..]

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    Russia-China Meridian Toll Highway Under Consideration Again

    2,000km superhighway could link millions of consumers in Russia and China via toll road at lower costs.   The feasibility study for the project to build the Meridian Toll Highway, which was proposed a few years ago, is being worked on again with Chinese partners, Igor Koval, the Deputy CEO for investment policy at Russia’s SOE[…..]

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    Niue Is a 261km Small Sized Island. But In Chinese Thinking It’s As Large As Vietnam

    Niue is one of the South Pacific islands included in Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s mission to deepen relations as part of his Pacific Islands tour. Wang spoke with Niue’s Premier and Foreign Minister Dalton Tagelagi via video on Sunday (May 29), with both sides pledging to deepen bilateral cooperation including on the Belt and Road[…..]

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    Asian Debt Traps: This Is What Happens When A Country Defaults

    Sri Lanka’s dire economic situation and what is happening to deal with it explained in full Sri Lanka has just defaulted on its sovereign debt for the first time, with the recently appointed new Prime Minister, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stating that the country’s economic situation is much worse than he expected it to be. Wickremesinghe knows[…..]

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    China Drops South Pacific Security In Pacific Islands Dialogue To Concentrate On Trade

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Beijing promotes a willingness to debate and is adopting a more reasonable tone towards regional affairs. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been holding a meeting with Pacific Island leaders in Fiji today, (Monday, May 30) where Chinese proposals to the grouping, which included Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon[…..]

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    China To Finance Development & Logistics Of Argentina’s Beagle Channel Around South America?

    China’s Antarctic and LatAm interests make a match for Argentinian developments With Argentina having joined China’s Belt & Road Initiative earlier this year, becoming the largest LatAm economy to do so, discussions are apparently taking place concerning the development of the Beagle Channel, an inland strip of water separating Argentina and Chile at the southern[…..]

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