Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Who are the replacement manufacturers China could now turn too? With the United States effectively indicating its policies are unreliable, a remarkable 24 hours has seen Washington ban US technology companies from selling to Huawei, then roll back the majority of this for the next 90 days. At stake is the[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The pace of change in Uzbekistan has been speeding up as the country has its eyes on a coveted place between Europe and China along the Belt & Road Initiative. Since the death of long term, Soviet era Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov in 2016, his successor, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has almost single[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Charts Of The Week: China’s Belt & Road Initiative (Brookings Institute) Five Big Myths Of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (Bloomberg) Beijing Is Counting On Its Massive Belt & Road Initiative. But Are Chinese Firms On Board? (Washington Post) Belt & Road Initiative Can Encourage Cooperation Amid Global[…..]
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have stated they are to jointly develop a border trading centre, aimed at easing immigration, customs and warehousing volumes at the border crossing between Shymkent on the Kazak side and Tashkent on the Uzbek side. These are the regions most populous countries, however poor relations until recently have hindered trade for decades.[…..]
The BRICS grouping of countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are creating a single payment system, BRICS Pay, as part of the drive to establish a common system for retail payments and transactions between the member countries.
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Asian Nations Cash In On China’s Softer Sell Of Belt & Road (Asia Nikkei) What’s In China’s New Belt & Road Recalibration? (The Diplomat) International Experts Positively Evaluate Results Of Belt & Road Forum In Beijing (Eurasia Review) Facts And Figures From China’s Belt & Road Initiative (China[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis In a sign of one of the future directions that China Belt & Road trade can be expected to move in coming years, bilateral trade between China and Pakistan has increased to US$20 billion. What is interesting about this increase is the currency spread used; both sides agreed in November last[…..]
The newly reformed and open approach by Uzbekistan to foreign investment has taken another step forward with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signing a decree worth US$1.66 billion and covering 15 projects to foreign investors under public-private partnership (PPP) deals.
Silk Road Briefing, published by the Asian investing professional services firm Dezan Shira & Associates, is sponsoring an expedition to discover the source of the Oxus River in Afghanistan, one of the countries along the ancient Silk Road routes.
Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The annual China report to the US Congress, titled “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2019”, has just been released by the US Department of Defense. The first item on the report, indeed on the front cover, is a curious note stating that “Preparation of this report[…..]