This article discusses China’s desire to connect with the wealthy markets of the European Union, which has culminated in its focus on the small Baltic nation of Estonia as a key player in its OBOR infrastructure strategy and logistics initiatives.
Fitch Ratings has given the Chinese backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank its highest credit rating – AAA. This article discusses the highly positive assessment of the bank, which is also responsible for funding China’s proposed OBOR.
A round up of infrastructure development news from across the Silk Routes – June 29 to July 12, 2017.
The London based ICBC Standard Bank (ICBCS), a partnership between China’s ICBC and South Africa’s Standard Bank, have launched two OBOR economic indices. This article breiefly discusses the indices, which are designed to capture the dynamics as well as broader economic benefits of the Belt Road initiative.
China has begun offering incentives and infrastructure funding opportunities to members of the “16+1” Eastern European trade group, also called the CEEC. The article discusses the scope of these decisions and impact on China-EU relations.
Russia and China look to develop the Northern Sea Passage as routes across northern Russia and the Arctic ocean open up due to climate change. This article discusses the major Russian ports and why Arctic security, expanding shipping routes, and energy resources dominate Moscow and Beijing interests.
Weekly round up of infrastructure development news from across the Silk Routes – June 29 to July 7, 2017.
Weekly round up of infrastructure development news from across the Silk Routes – June 12 to June 28, 2017.
Clashes and disputes between China and India have flared up at the Nathu La border crossing between Sikkim and Tibet. In this context, the article discusses diplomatic challenges facing China as it works on its OBOR initiative.
China’s Project Of The Century (SupChina) The West Can’t Smell What Eurasia Is Cooking (Sputnik) China Speeds Up Construction of Air Silk Road (Belt Road Portal) Highway Bridge Connecting China & Russia Under Construction (Belt Road Portal) Lessons From Kenya’s New, Chinese Funded Railway (Chatham House) Is China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Good, Bad Or A Disaster[…..]