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    Five 19th Century Infrastructure, Investment & Trade Projects That Belt And Road Initiative Critics Should Be Aware Of

    Think that empire building, militarization, debt burdens, forced labor, bribery, corruption, biased judiciary, unfair land use rights, and basic denial of human rights are new phenomena ? Think again… Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  China’s Belt and Road Initiative has come in for huge criticism in the West, with accusations of dubious motives and behavior ranging from[…..]

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    APEC Malaysia Summit November 2020: Report

    21 Asia-Pacific Presidents & Prime Ministers discuss development of Free Trade & Interconnectivity  Work continuing on potential FTAAP Free Trade Agreement   Covid-19 vaccine and food security supply chains being developed   Commitment to Digitization Innovation, Infrastructure and ECommerce Trumps speech remains off the record, Asian hopes for better engagement from Biden  Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis 

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – November 23, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Country-As-Platform Strategy For Global Influence (Brookings) RCEP’s US$186 Billion Free Trade Agreement (Silk Road Briefing) From The Asia-Pacific To The Indo-Pacific: What Is The Economic Significance For China? (AsiaPowerWatch) Empire-Building In Asia: The Belt And Road Initiative And Its Impact On Minorities & Indigenous Communities (UNPO) How[…..]

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    European Union Member States Who Joined China’s Belt And Road Initiative Are Seeing Their Exports Rise Faster By Nearly 5% More Than Those Who Have Not

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  BRI involvement is encouraging a faster rate of export growth than established EU members  EU states on borders with non-EU states lack connectivity  China and Russian efforts to link East and West Europe are spurring faster export rates  

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    BRICS Annual Summit November 2020 – Review

    Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis   Massive on-going co-operation in research, production and distribution of Covid vaccines This will ultimately lead to significant changes in global supply chains as a result Some estimates that BRICS economies will account for 50% of global GDP by 2030  

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    Decisions Loom For Moldova In Turning East Or West

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  New President is Pro-European Union  Moldova is a Belt & Road member and an observer to the EAEU Trade connections and history are to the East, while younger people want the trappings of the West President will see who can deliver much needed trade and investment  

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    15th East Asia Ministerial Summit, November 2020 – Review

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis   ASEAN, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia and the United States all attend Differences of opinion over South China Sea arbitration Refocus on development of Smart Cities, Digital Tech Cooperation  Four declarations on Marine Sustainability, Epidemics Prevention, Women Peace & Security, and Regional Growth all released (included in this[…..]

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    The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation November 2020 Summit Overview

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis SCO covers 42% of global population and 22% of land Better integration and cooperation in fighting Covid-19 Establishment of an epidemiological safety network Calls for mutual trade settlement in national currencies ‘Moscow Declaration’ issued in response to global challenges 

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    Nagorno-Karabakh Resolution Will Give Turkey Direct Access To Azerbaijan

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Nakhchivan Corridor will eventually compete with the BTK railway Georgia will lose its transit fees monopoly Turkey growing increasingly influential in the South Caucasus

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – November 16, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China Belt & Road Countries Up 244 Places In World Bank Ease Of Business Rankings (Silk Road Briefing) China’s Belt & Road Initiative Countries: Exports Up 28% In Three Years (Silk Road Briefing) What To Expect In China’s 14th Five Year Plan After The Fifth Plenum? (China Briefing)[…..]

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