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    China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Where We Are Now And What Is Arriving In 2020

    Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Administrative, Legal, Tax & Free Trade Infrastructure Developments Point To Increasing Foreign Participation China has been making steady progress along the BRI and will continue to do so in 2020. This has not just been limited to infrastructure projects; much documentation and regulatory agreements have been put in place too. A[…..]

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    China’s Union Pay Expands Into Bosnia & Croatia

    China’s UnionPay International (UPI) announced on Monday that it has cooperated with Privredna Banka Zagreb (PBZ), the largest financial institution in Croatia, to enable local merchants to accept UnionPay cards as well as provide facilities for all the Bank’s ATMs to accept UnionPay cards. With these developments, UnionPay’s acceptance scope in Central and Eastern Europe[…..]

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    Iran’s Largest Clients Are China, India & Russia. This Could Get Messy.

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis With a Donald Trump ordered assassination of Iran’s most senior General a few days ago, the world was introduced to 2020 with rather more than the traditional balloons and whistles. Just three days into the new decade and a major problem has been foisted upon global politics. It is not an[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – January 6, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Global Outlook In 2020: The Risks & Rewards (China Briefing) The US Emerging Markets Opportunity Along The Silk Road (Washington Times) BRI Embodies A Different Modernity Norm (Global Times) Can The New Silk Road Compete With The Maritime Silk Road? (Maritime Executive) China Drops $11 Billion Anchors[…..]

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    Typical China Loan Deals To Belt & Road Countries Revealed

    Building the Debt on the RoI rather than the cost of the raw Asset Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis A new book, titled China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Potential Transformation of Central Asia and the South Caucasus written by Evgeny Vinokurov, Chief Economist at the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development provides a qualitative assessment of[…..]

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    Azerbaijan Grants “Open Sky Access” In Attempt To Boost International Air Traffic

    Following Georgia and Armenia, the Azerbaijani Government have said on December 27th that it will grant international airlines so-called ‘Open Sky’ access, a move driven by growing demand for stopovers on East-West aviation routes. By granting the fifth and seventh tenants of the UN’s Freedom of the Air, Azerbaijan will allow international airlines to use[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – December 30, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s $1.3 Trillion Global Spending Spree Will Collapse (Financial Times) China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Plan For Domination Or Strategy For Crisis? (Rappler) Is China Engaging In Debt Trap Diplomacy? (Besa Center) Time To Bring BRI Under Global Regulation (Wio News) Despite Trade Deal, It’s Winter For The[…..]

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    Dezan Shira & Associates – The China Belt And Road Initiative Legal / Tax Practice

    China’s Belt And Road Initiative has been a great success with many countries and territories – some 152 nations, including many in Europe, Central and South America, Africa, and especially South and  South-East Asia have all signed off MoU.

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – December 23, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion NATO Leaders Turn Attention To Rising China Challenge (VoA) The US-China Trade Deal Phase Two – Digital Trade, IP & A Bilateral Investment Treaty (China Briefing) Greenland Chooses Sweden’s Ericsson Over China’s Huawei As 5G Supplier (Sputnik) China Uses New Silk Road To Get Political Influence (Rail Freight)[…..]

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    Argentina Latest Nation To Look At Joining The Belt & Road Initiative

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Move has implications upon China’s relations with Mercusor Argentina will join China’s multibillion-dollar Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), the Argentine newspaper Perfil has reported, citing the Argentine foreign office.

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