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    Malta. Can It Become The Belt & Road’s Stepping Stone Between Africa And Europe?

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Smaller countries can face challenges when facing up to the bigger picture While it was Italy’s recent signing of a Belt & Road MoU with China that attracted media attention, the first EU member state to have done so was in fact Malta. One of the EU’s smallest members in terms[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road Initiative And South America

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s push into South America has not been quite as dynamic as its push into Africa, although it is gathering steam. As we have already noted in our Belt & Road articles on the Caribbean and Central America, part of the Belt & Road drive in the region has been to[…..]

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    China’s African Moves Through The Belt & Road, Double Tax Treaties & AfCFTA

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s moves into Africa should not really come as any great surprise – the Chinese African diaspora has long been energetic and far reaching, mostly involved in trade. Many of them have African roots dating back centuries, with artifacts still cropping up on the East African coast from Chinese Admiral Zheng[…..]

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    The Belt & Road Initiative In Mexico & Central America

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s Belt & Road Initiative has been making significant inroads in the Caribbean and Latin America, and in this article we take a look at the impact on Mexico and Central America. Mexico in fact has not signed a MoU with China concerning the Belt & Road, yet its regional impact[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – May 27, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The US, Huawei And The Belt & Road’s New 5G Supply Chains (Silk Road Briefing) Xi’s Belt-Road Initiative: Recalibration, Strategic Imperatives – Analysis (Eurasia Review) The Belt & Road Initiative Is Short Of Chinese Characteristics (Financial Times) Standard Chartered: Financial Transparency Spurs More Belt & Road Projects (China[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road – The Caribbean & West Indies

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s diplomatic and trade reach in pursuit of its Belt & Road Initiative has included the Caribbean and West Indies, and rubs up against both the United States and to a lesser degree the United Kingdom in doing so. At present, about a third of the major island groupings have signed[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road Initiative In The Pacific Islands

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China has been reaching out to the Pacific Island nations, albeit with some care as it doesn’t wish to rub up against the reach of the United States, and to a lesser degree, Australia and New Zealand within the region. Nonetheless, there have been attempts by China to bring them into[…..]

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    The US, Huawei And The Belt & Road’s New 5G Supply Chains

    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[…..]

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    Uzbekistan Becoming More Compliant With International Business Standard Norms

    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[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – May 20, 2019

    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[…..]

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