Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The China specialist merchant bank Grisons Peak have released their 2020 Q2 outbound/inbound M&A/equity investment figures for China for the period April-June, which contains some interesting mini-messages:
Belt & Road Initiative GDP Forecasts 2020-2021 Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The International Monetary Fund has released updates for how it sees economic developments both this year and next in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Pakistan’s Gwadar port has received its first shipment of goods destined for Afghanistan, acting as a transit for goods exported by the UAE.
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Belt & Road Initiative In Eurasia (CSS) China Can Buy Influence, But It Can’t Buy Love (Foreign Policy) China-Europe Freight Trains: ‘Locomotive Envoys Of The Ancient Silk Road’ (People’s Daily) China Is Giving Ancient Silk Road Trade Routes A Digital Makeover (TradeVistas) A Millenium After The Height[…..]
The North Africa Issue Dark Star Safari – From Cairo To Cape Town Dark Star Safari is Paul Theroux’s now classic account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town. Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, Theroux visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some[…..]
Moves To Limit Chinese Access To The US Dollar Will Bring Forward RMB Globalization Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The United States has apparently ‘not ruled out’ US dollar focused sanctions against China concerning Washington’s unhappiness over the situation in Hong Kong, where it has removed special trade facilities.
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Hong Kong has been generating all the wrong headlines recently as new security laws passed by Beijing have resulted in apparent sanctions by the United States and punishments upon China threatened or imposed by other countries, including the United Kingdom. There have been many doom and gloom stories about Hong Kong’s immediate[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Strategic Trends 2020: China’s Belt & Road In Eurasien (CSS) China And India: Rethinking The Relationship (Financial Times) US Revokes Hong Kong’s Special Relationship. What Are The Implications? Let China’s Belt & Road Expand To Accelerate Its Undoing (The Globe & Post)
The US-China Trade War Edition Escape From America: How China Looks From An Expats Eyes Escape from America combines one American expat’s experience living and working in the United States and China to give an unvarnished account of the world’s dominant superpowers. From a ground-level perspective, Vinnie Apicella finds surprising likenesses between these two seemingly vastly[…..]
Belt & Road Initiative Nations and ASEAN Winners In The First Half Year Results China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) said yesterday that following turbulence due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the first quarter of 2020, imports and exports of the second quarter showed signs of recovery and stability, and China’s exports have risen for[…..]