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    Morocco Upgrades China’s Belt And Road Initiative Financing & Investment Agreements

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Morocco’s access to AfCFTA means Chinese export manufacturing in the country will boom Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ning Jizhe, the Vice-Chairman of the Chinese National Commission for Reform and Development (NCRD), have signed (during a videoconference) an MoU titled the ‘Implementation Plan on Jointly Building the Belt and Road Initiative between Morocco[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – January 10 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion How Is RCEP Likely To Impact On China’s Belt And Road Initiative? (Silk Road Briefing) B3W-A Viable Alternative To BRI? (Khabarhub) Europe’s Trade Czar Walks Line Between U.S. and China (WSJ) Global Reach: China Expands Port And Military Base Network To Boost Commerce, Clout (Washington Times) China’s Soaring[…..]

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    Iran Gives Go-Ahead For Ardebil Free Trade Zone On Border With Azerbaijan

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Opportunities for opening up to consumer markets in Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Russia Akbar Behnamju, the Governor of Iran`s Northern Ardabil Province has said that the Iranian government have approved the long-awaited Ardabil Free Trade Zone near the border with Azerbaijan. The project had been delayed due to bilateral political differences and[…..]

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    Lithuania’s Rum Deal

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Taiwan steps in to buy China-blacklisted Lithuanian Rum – but Lithuania doesn’t grow sugar cane. So, what exactly has Taiwan purchased?  At the frankly bizarre spectrum of the Lithuania-China dispute comes the news that Taiwan, its new ‘Chinese’ best friend, has agreed to buy 20,400 bottles of ‘Lithuanian Rum’ that China had[…..]

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    How Is RCEP Likely To Impact On China’s Belt And Road Initiative?

    Chile, Costa Rica, Georgia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru & Turkey all have reasons to be looking at their RCEP nations Free Trade Agreements By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest regional free trade agreement covering the world’s largest population, became effective on January 1, 2022. The RCEP trade bloc[…..]

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    Unlocking US Sanctions: China Signs Construction & Energy Deals With Cuba

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Beijing is slowly unpicking Washington’s foreign policy, sanction by sanction, country by country.   Sometimes, you just have to be patient. Cuba, the Caribbean nation long a thorn in the side of the United States since Fidel Castro took control of the island against US wishes, has managed to get around crippling US[…..]

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    China Opens New Consulate in Bandar Abbas To Support Iranian Belt And Road

    Mohammad-Hossein Malaek, former Iranian ambassador to China and Switzerland, has said a new Chinese consulate in Bandar Abbas port city will foster Beijing’s economic presence on Iran’s Gulf of Oman coastline. Malaek told the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) that Beijing anticipated a leading role in developing the Makran region, the coastal strip along Iran’s[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – January 3 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Chinese Grand Strategy: An Overview of The Causes And Consequences Of The Belt And Road (Modern Diplomacy) Belt & Road Phase 2 Moves Beyond Infrastructure (Asia Times) A Transatlantic Strategy to Check China’s Belt and Road Initiative (National Interest) EU Envisages Strategy To Counter China’s Belt and[…..]

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    China Winners and Losers In 2021 – An Irreverent Examination Of The Past Year

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis RCEP / The Pitcairn Islands / SupChina / Gabrielius Landsbergis / Build Back Better World / Volocopter  / Sparks / Chinese Football / The Year Of The Tiger 2021 has been an odd year for China and for China investors, coming along with the battle against Covid, a new US President, and various other happenings both global and regional. There has been amazement[…..]

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    Armenia And Azerbaijan To Proceed Trans-Nakhchivan Railway With Links To Iran

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Railway will finally connect Armenia with BRI and INSTC Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed to a railway building programme that European and Russian leaders hope will repair trust in the Caucasus after a 2020 war that killed 7,000 people. Under the plan, unveiled after meetings between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime[…..]

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