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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – July 13, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Political & Trade Uncertainty Looms In The EU & USA – But Asia And The Belt & Road Initiative Are Looking Good (Silk Road Briefing) Multilateralism With Chinese Characteristics: Bringing In The Hub & Spoke (The Diplomat) China Accelerates In Tech Race With US (Omfif) Operational Planning For[…..]

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    China’s New Silk Road: Weekly Arts & Culture Round Up – July 10, 2020

    The Georgia Edition Bread & Ashes – A Walk Through The Mountains Of Georgia Tony Anderson set out in the summer of 1998 to walk through Georgia. He wanted particularly to visit the Georgian mountain tribes – Tush, Khevsurs, Ratchuelians and Svans – to discover if they shared a common mountain culture, and to test[…..]

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    China Government Belt & Road Initiative Loans, Q2 2020

    India does well from Chinese Institutional Funding Chinese Government funding in Q2 2020 was dominated by Covid-19 Emergency Programme (CEP) Loans by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB, also known as the BRICS bank), being two multilateral development banks. This marked a change of funding patterns away from Chinese[…..]

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    Political & Trade Uncertainty Looms In The EU & USA – But Asia And The Belt & Road Initiative Are Looking Good

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Taking a look at how upcoming global and regional elections are taking shape gives us an interesting insight into the make up of the worlds political make up after the Covid-19 pandemic, and into the new decade of the 2020’s.

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

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Outbound Investment To BRI Countries Becomes A New Growth Area (China Daily) Coronavirus Blocks Belt & Road, Cutting Q1 Project Value By 64% (Nikkei Asian Review) Who Is Developing A Covid-19 Vaccine In Asia? (Silk Road Briefing) Xi Jinping’s Enormous Ambition Is Leading His Country To Ruin (Wio[…..]

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    Uzbekistan Will Compensate US$3000 For Any Visiting Tourists Who Catch Covid-19

    Desperate to rescue its 2020 tourist season from being completely destroyed by the coronavirus, Uzbekistan has promised to pay US$3,000 to any foreign holidaymaker who contracts Covid19 while in the country. To qualify for the government compensation, people must be on an organised tour of Uzbekistan booked with a local tour company and be in[…..]

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    China’s New Silk Road: Weekly Arts & Culture Round Up – July 3, 2020

    The Corruption & Decadence Issue Dictators Without Borders: Power & Money In Central Asia This impressive book provides a penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West. The former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are often dismissed as[…..]

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    Sri Lanka “Indefinitely Postpones” Opening Up For Tourism

    Sri Lanka has taken a longer term view of the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic and has closed its borders ‘indefinitely’. The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said that it was concerned about returning Sri Lankan expats, many of whom have been working in the Middle East and Africa, as well as foreign tourists entering[…..]

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    84% Of China’s BRI Investments Are In Medium-High Risk Countries

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The 2020 Report of Country Risk of Overseas Investment from China has just been released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and provides a useful breakdown of how Chinese Overseas Direct Investment has been diversifying, mainly to Belt & Road Initiative partners. That is a continuing trend we first spotted back in 2013[…..]

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    Belt & Road Financing & Investment To Expand In Key Middle East Logistics Hubs

    Trade Wars & Global Risk Lead Chinese & Asian Investment Into Arabia The Middle East region is set to witness further interest and investment from China and Far East Asia, mainly in the infrastructure and logistics sector as the belt and road (BRI) scheme further expands into the region, according to Savills, the real estate[…..]

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