Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Escalating Sino-US Relations Jeopardise Key Belt & Road Projects (China Banking News) The Huawei Ban Could Crush US Overseas Aid Efforts (Foreign Policy) Is China Weaponizing Ports Built Along The Belt & Road Initiative? (The Africa Report) Fault Lines: China & Trade (Lawfare) China’s Global Investment Game Plan[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s economy has proved resilient during the year and has seen an 18.7% increase in August’s foreign direct investment, up by U$12.3 billion over 2019. China’s Ministry of Commerce has stated that for the year as a whole, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China has already exceeded that of 2019, jumping[…..]
The construction of Sr Lanka’s Central Expressway and the continual development of Sri Lankan infrastructure by China has continued with the start of the Kadawatha to Meerigama section. China’s Exim Bank has provided a US$989 million loan for the project, with the Sri Lankan government making the first payment, to the Metallurgical Corporation of China[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Shanghai Cooperation Organization Moscow Summit Implies A New Eastern Bloc (Russia Briefing) SCO Moscow Summit: Seven Cooperation Points, Post Covid Economic Recovery (Silk Road Briefing) EU’s Court Of Auditors Complains About China’s Belt & Road MoU Deals – But There Are Solutions (Silk Road Briefing) Getting China’s Belt[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The European Court of Auditors have announced that fifteen EU member states have been in breach of EU rules in agreeing bilateral commercial deals with China as part of Beijing’s belt and road initiative.
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member states have been meeting in Moscow the past two days, with important face to face dialogues for the first time between India’s Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and China’s Wang Yi. The meetings were held with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Malaysia’s government on has said it will seek to reroute a US$10.6 billion (S$14.5 billion) rail project being built across the peninsula under China’s Belt and Road trade initiative, and will reassess the cost and schedule with the Chinese contractor.
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The row over Australia’s intended new Foreign Policy Act, scheduled to come into law next week has turned into twists and knots following the imposition of the National Security of Critical Infrastructure Act of 2018, which was introduced after Chinese investors had spent billions of dollars in acquiring stakes in two[…..]
Analysis & Opinion Inside China’s Belt & Road Tangle (The Diplomat) Is China Splitting Smart Supply Chains Into Two Digital Ecosystems? (Splash 247) China’s Overseas Military Bases (Modern Diplomacy) Rural Growth, Youth Empowerment And Lessons From China (Asian Tribune) Chinese Fintech Firm Coasts On BRI, Wants To Power More International Lenders (Phnom Penh Post) Engineering[…..]
Expect An Investment Boom Along Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Sri Lanka’s much-maligned Hambantota Port and Airport is about to receive a boost as the Chinese-constructed railway extension from Matara through Beliatta and onto Hambantota has been approved by the State cabinet and should be operational by 2023.