Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Li Chau, China’s Ambassador to Estonia, has written an extraordinary, signed letter to the Estonian newspaper Postimees in which he uses the opportunity to both praise China’s relations with the small Baltic state, but also takes up half the text attacking an unnamed United States over Huawei. The letter links the[…..]
The international law firm Dentons has established a legal service center for companies doing business with Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries in Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang Province. The move is being touted as an effort to provide the necessary services for business opportunities presented by the Belt & Road Initiative.
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Outsourcing Appears To Be China’s Workaround For US Tariffs (Voice of America) China’s Risky Bets (Eurasia Review) Why Unsustainable Chinese Infrastructure Deals Are A Two-Way Street (Carnegie-Tsinghua Center) China’s Belt & Road Ports Raise Red Flags Over Military Plans (Asia Nikkei) Belt & Road Is Here To Stay[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis What Are The UK’s Trade Options As Regards China, ASEAN, India & The Central Asian Belt & Road? The new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has stated that “We are very enthusiastic about the Belt & Road Initiative, very interested in what President Xi is doing.” in an interview with Hong[…..]
Although most EU infrastructure projects are undertaken by EU-based contractors, a small but increasing number of big projects have been won by Chinese contractors.
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Most Countries Don’t Know How Much They Owe China — And It’s A Lot (The Print) China’s Got the World by the Throat (Bloomberg) The Increasing Security Focus in China’s Arctic Policy (The Arctic Institute) China’s Digital Silk Road Could Decide the US-China Competition (The Diplomat) China Clothing[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Tax Reductions & Financing Await For Belt & Road Investors – If You Know Where To Look And Who To Ask China’s Belt and Road Initiative now includes over 125 countries, making the task of analyzing available tax incentives along the routes somewhat complex. By definition, this means referring to the[…..]
Connecting China With Nepal and India May Be A Step Too Far For Delhi Even As Land & Talent Go To Waste Although India is not officially part of China’s Belt & Road Initiative, it is involved. The Trans-Himalayan Economic Corridor is a Belt & Road project that connects China with Nepal and India, although[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Bringing the proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Corridor and the BIMSTEC Nations into Focus India’s recently announced “IDEAS” plan to act as a counter to China’s Belt & Road Initiative has its roots in an announcement in March 2018 by the Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharamen that the Indian Government would provide more resources[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Navigating The Belt & Road Initiative (Asia Society) China’s Belt & Road Initiative – Status Report (Lowy Institute) The Belt & Road Initiative: Towards A New World Order (Modern Diplomacy) China’s Belt & Road Initiative: From The Inside Looking Out (Lowy Institute) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: A Vehicle[…..]