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    Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Rail Cargo Volumes Up

    The China to Caspian routes are motivating an increase in volumes of Central Asian trade and investments In line with expected trends and the development of landlocked Uzbekistan as a Central Asia hub, the import-export rail cargo volumes between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan from the period January through August 2022 has reached more than 1.38 million tons.

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    Mikhail Gorbachev’s China Legacy

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  The 1989 Sino-Soviet Summit Helped China Acquire Much-Needed Technology Transfers And To Concentrate On Its Own Development Reforms Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has died in Moscow. He was 91. While remembered for bringing an end to the Cold War under the ‘Perestroika’ and ‘Glasnost’ reforms, and considerably reducing[…..]

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    Turkmenistan Signs Drilling Pipes Contract With China

    The Turkmenistan President, Serdar Berdimuhamedov has signed an order to permit the Turkmennebit SOE to purchase 2,309 tons of drilling pipes of various sizes from China’s King Ease company.

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – August 29 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Belt And Road Is Facing Challenges. But Can The US Counter It? (CNN) Is This the West’s Answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative? (Brink) Has China’s Belt & Road Initiative Lost Its Lustre? (ANI) How Does Guiding ‘Xi Jinping Thought On Diplomacy’ Manifest? (CGTN) China’s Global[…..]

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    Iran To Form Aircraft Maintenance Consortium With China, India & Russia

    Mohammad Mohammadi Bakhsh, the Head of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran (CAO) has announced that four countries have been sending their commercial passenger planes to the Iran for repairs and maintenance and that it will form a consortium with India, China, and Russia to set necessary standards for aircraft repair services.

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    Bilateral Trade Between Türkiye And Kyrgyzstan Increases By 55% In H1 2022

    A combination of the Belt and Road Initiative, the development of improved transport corridors and a demand rebound after covid has seen bilateral trade between Türkiye and Kyrgyzstan increase by over 55% in H1 2022.

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    Turkmenistan To Officially Join The International North-South Transport Corridor

    Turkmenistan plans to join the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) being established by Russia, Iran and India, the Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov stated on Friday (August 19).

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    Iran Re-Energizes The Kish Island Free Trade Zone

    Iran has completed a 127-kilometer gas pipeline from its Hormozgan Province to Kish Island, turning connectivity this Monday (August 22). Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji, said that the laying of a gas pipeline to Kish Island will allow savings of about US$400 million in consumption of oil products and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on the[…..]

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    Sri Lankan Refugees Fleeing To India’s Tamil Nadu

    Economic Crisis As Political Impasse Prevents Creditors Reach Debt Refinancing Agreements   Sri Lanka’s on-going political and financial crisis appears to have no improvement as refugees from the island state have been crossing the Adam’s Bridge causeway to neighbouring India. A financial crisis has prevented the nation, which is in debt to the tune of about[…..]

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    Turkmenistan ‘Essential’ For Lapis Lazuli Corridor Connectivity: International Road Transport Union

    Lapis Lazuli Corridor a Vital Eurasian Land Link Turkmenistan plays an important role in the successful development of international transport corridors, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has stated. “The support of the Government of Turkmenistan will be essential for the successful development of international transport corridors, in particular the “Lapis Lazuli” https://www.silkroadbriefing.com/news/2017/12/05/china-funded-lapis-lazuli-transport-corridor-unites-caucasus-central-asia/ corridor, to[…..]

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