Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis We have commented on the use by China of lobbyists working on its behalf to gain influence and an upper hand when choosing to research, target and bid for contracts involving the EU and other trade blocs in the past. The article ‘How Chinese Contractors Are Winning EU Infrastructure Projects’ has[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Stories have been hitting the media in the United States and Asia concerning Boeing considering the development of a new Boeing 797 aircraft targeted at the “Belt & Road and China”. Boeing’s Marketing Director, Randy Tinseth has stated that Boeing sees potential for an aircraft that would make more routes viable[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis One of the perils of constantly travelling and researching China’s Belt & Road Initiative is functionality. Regular readers of this increasingly popular (and relevant Silk Road Briefing website) will note I have been somewhat quiet the past couple of weeks. Having travelled from Moscow across Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India and now[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China Moves To Define Belt & Road Projects For The First Time (Straits Times) New Rules For Investments Under Belt & Road Initiative (Straits Times) Belt & Road Without China? If Competitors Join, It May Just Be Possible (Business Standard) How Scary Is The Chinese Belt & Road[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Belt & Road May Be Closest World Has To A Stimulus Plan (South China Morning Post) Belt & Road Initiative Brings Regional Stability (CGTN) China’s Belt & Road: A Reality Check (The Diplomat) China’s Island Building And Belt & Road Initiative Are Part Of Same Defense Strategy,[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis With Italy controversially signing up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, some mainstream media have been suggesting the country will face a multitude of problems, ranging from “debt traps” to becoming a “Chinese colony”. Concerning the first issue, there have been occasions where governments in South-East Asia have either misunderstood the[…..]
L’Italia è in procinto di firmare un Protocollo d’Intesa con la Cina, riguardante il proprio supporto alla Belt and Road Initiative, e mira a porre la firma definitiva sull’accordo durante la visita del Presidente Cinese Xi Jinping, a Roma il 22 e 23 Marzo. È significativo il fatto che, dopo Roma, il presidente Xi visiterà[…..]
Our weekly roundup of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure, financial, legal, and global developments.
Now that Italy has signed up to the Belt and Road Initiative, Brussels has a chance to study how China does business with Belt and Road countries.
Kazakhstan has renamed its capital city Astana to Nur-Sultan, in honor of its long standing President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has resigned.