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    Kyrgyzstan Cancels China Logistics Super-Hub Investment After At-Bashy Protests

    The Kyrgyzstan Government has cancelled a US$275m Chinese investment project after a series of protests, a decision that could damage relations between the two countries just as the Covid-19 epidemic impacts on trade and investment. The logistics centre, planned for the Naryn Free Economic Zone sited at At-Bashy in central Kyrgyzstan, was to become a[…..]

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    Minimum Wages, Available Workforce & Individual Income Taxes For All Countries and Territories In China’s Belt & Road Initiative

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s Belt & Road Initiative now includes 147 countries and territories around the world that have signed up to participate in the scheme. This has resulted in a massive redevelopment and infrastructure push by Beijing, both to secure future supply lines and to develop new markets. China has been able to[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – February 24, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Western Horizon: Geopolitical Consequences And China’s Belt & Road Initiative (Flat Hat News) Will 2020 Be The Year China Takes The Lead On Sustainability? (Caixin) China’s Digital Silk Road: The New Frontier In The Digital Arms Race? (Silk Road Briefing) Key Articles On China’s Enormous Belt &[…..]

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    China’s Digital Silk Road (DSR): the new frontier in the Digital Arms Race?

    Op/Ed by Andre Wheeler History is littered with geo-political conflicts, unfortunately many used physical assets and intelligence networks to subdue their opponents. This was underpinned by the prevailing attitude that knowledge represented real power. However, as the global community developed, there has been a shift from the physical to cyber space. This is an interesting[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – February 17, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Impact Of China’s Belt & Road Initiative On Central Asia And The South Caucasus (E International Relations) The Belt & Road Initiative (The Times Of Malta) China’s Belt & Road Initiative Push Intensifies (Nenow) US Counters China With Blue Dot Network (Bangkok Post) Chinese Fintech Giants Expand[…..]

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    EBRD Invests In Uzbek Food Retail

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Wednesday that it had made its first investment in an Uzbek company for 10 years.

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – February 10, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Belt & Road: It’s About The Trade Opportunity, Stupid (Silk Road Briefing)  China’s Belt & Road – China’s Flagship Foreign Policy Aims To Put Itself At The Centre Of The World Once Again (The Economist) China’s World Leadership Dreams Fade As Belt & Road Projects Sour (South[…..]

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    China’s Belt and Road Initiative – It’s about the Trade Opportunity, Stupid

    What is missing from much of the dialogue on the Belt and Road Initiative has been the larger, and longer-term potential impact on trade.

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    Uzbekistan Opens Up Banking & Financial Services To Foreign Investors

    Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said that he wants to sell shares in Uzbekistan’s state owned banks to strategic foreign investors to help modernise the sector. In his annual state-of-the-nation speech, which Mr Mirziyoyev uses to outline his agenda, he also said that he wanted to tear down a domestic migration system that restricts people[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – February 3, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion A Communist Coronavirus (Washington Post) Welcome To The Belt & Road Pandemic (Foreign Policy) Operating Your China Business Remotely During The Coronavirus Outbreak (China Briefing)  The Future Of Chinese Foreign Economic Policy Will Challenge US Interests, Part One: The Belt & Road Initiative (Jamestown.org) US-Led Initiative Aims To[…..]

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