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    China’s Challenge at COP26 Turns Into A COP-Out

    By Bob Savic, Senior Consultant, Dezan Shira & Associates The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in earnest on October 31st in Glasgow, Scotland, following its postponement in 2020.  The event is so eagerly anticipated that 30,000 official visitors are set to descend on Scotland’s “Second City” over a two-week period. To forestall a mounting crisis in accommodating this huge influx[…..]

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    Azerbaijani Geopolitics Sees The INSTC Reconnect With Armenia

    Azerbaijan being sidelined as regional over-confidence and ill-thought out partnerships see Baku overplay its hand Azerbaijan, fresh from defeating Armenia in last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh War is now losing the territorial impetus it had hoped would open new trade and transportation corridors.

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    Prince Charles Discusses The Sustainable Markets Initiative With Chinese Business Leaders

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  In an unparalleled first, Chinese President Xi Jinping has reached out to Prince Charles, the future King of the United Kingdom, inviting him to discuss the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) with some of China’s most senior business leaders. The comments came as he gave the opening address via video link at Cop15, the[…..]

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    China’s Role In Belt And Road Vaccine Development And The Global Health Silk Road

    Important Covid Health Silk Road Report Released By Shanghai University, the Shanghai Institute for International Studies & China Investment Research Introduction by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Our good friend Henry Tillman has kindly allowed us to feature a new,  co-authored document written jointly between China Investment Research, Shanghai University and the Shanghai Institute for International Studies. It was released[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – October 11 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion US-China Recoupling On The Agenda As Biden And Xi Are Set To Meet (Silk Road Briefing) Amcham Survey Finds US Businesses Are Bullish On China (China Briefing) Why China Is Alienating The World (Foreign Affairs) Build Back Better: The US Takes Its Fight With China On The Road[…..]

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    US-China ‘Recoupling’ On The Agenda As Biden & Xi Are Set To Meet

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  “Build Back Better World” and “Global Gateway” both need to collaborate, not compete, with China The United States and China have agreed in principle for their presidents to hold a virtual meeting before the end of the year, a senior U.S. administration official said yesterday, following high-level talks aimed at improving relations[…..]

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    Hungary’s OTP To Buy Uzbekistan’s Ipoteka Bank

    Multi Billion Euro Deal First Western Acquisition Of An Uzbek Bank  The Uzbek government has agreed to sell Ipoteka Bank to Hungary’s OTP Bank in what will be the most significant deal in Uzbekistan’s financial sector since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev started to open the country to foreign investors in 2016.  Neither the Uzbek government nor[…..]

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    How Will The EU Finance And Develop Its “Global Gateway” Belt & Road Alternative Infrastructure Plan?

    By Bob Savic & Chris Devonshire-Ellis Ultimately, the EU will still need to collaborate with China Although the EU has not yet provided details of the sources of finance for its Global Gateway program, nonetheless, EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen has said stated, in general terms, that the EU will look to develop these[…..]

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    Making Sense of Bangladesh’s Investment In Megaprojects: Development or Delusion?

    By Kazi Mohammad Jamshed, University of Dhaka  History manifests that Megaprojects may become landmarks for a country by bringing transformational impact on the lives of the long-deprived people. Infrastructure-megaprojects are material drivers for accelerating the economic growth of developing countries especially while in transition to developed countries.

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – October 4 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Biden Kicks Off America’s Version Of The Belt & Road Initiative (Splash 247) Could The US Make Its Own Belt And Road Initiative? (The National Interest) China’s Belt And Road Initiative Losing Momentum (NTD) China’s Belt And Road Losing Steam, Even After Spending Twice As Much As US[…..]

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