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    The Emerging Markets In China’s Belt & Road Initiative

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Productivity In China’s New Developing Supply Chain Still Has Some Way To Go China’s MOFCOM and various news media outlets such as Xinhua, the People’s Daily and Global Times do their bit in both promoting the development of the Belt & Road Initiative and the impact it is having on China[…..]

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    Russian & Chinese Banks Pursuing Eurasian Economic Union / Belt & Road Project Integration

    More Joint Financing as China Looks To Russia To Replace US Produced Trade War Affected Products Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russia’s VEB Bank, which acts as the National Development Bank, has been stepping up interaction with its Chinese strategic partner the China Development Bank (CDB) to better align the development strategies of the two countries.[…..]

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    China Ignores United States Trade Threats, Energizes Trade Ties With Russia & ASEAN As Alternatives

    Washington Doesn’t Seem To Realize China & Global Supply Chains Are Sailing Away    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  The US-China trade war has dominated the business media for the past two years, however the view from Washington and the Trump administration remains that akin to almost deliberate isolationism. The China-based, US commentators haven’t been much[…..]

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    Chinese Patent Applications Along Belt & Road Initiative Countries Increase

    China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has released its half year figures for 2019 concerning patent filings in Belt and Road countries. The CNIPA is responsible for patent work and comprehensive coordination of the foreign related affairs in the field of Chinese national intellectual property. According to CNIPA, Belt and Road countries saw a “steady[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – August 26, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China Imposes New Tariffs on US Goods From 1st September; ASEAN & BRI Suppliers Now Preferred (China Briefing) With Economy Slowing, Tariffs Hitting, China’s Rust Belt Looks To Belt & Road Initiative (Insurance Journal) China Looks Abroad As Growth Slows, Tariffs Bite (Japan Today) China’s Moves Into Europe[…..]

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    The 2019 Far Eastern Economic Forum – Your Chance To Ask Questions

    The Far Eastern Economic Forum takes place between September 4th and 6th in Vladivostok Russia. One of the regions largest and most influential conferences of the year, it will discuss Inter-Regional Cooperation in the Far East, with large official and business delegations expected from China, Japan, India and most Asian countries. The event is hosted[…..]

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    China’s Moves Into Europe As Belt & Road Initiative Migrates West

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s Belt & Road Has Now Moved Further West Than Genghis Khan’s Armies “Scratch a Russian and you’ll find a Tartar” runs a well known (if somewhat untrue) European saying of two centuries ago, an unkind reference to the fact that the armies of Genghis Khan reached what are now the[…..]

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    Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Area Gets Its First Foothold In Europe

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China and Russia move in on EU as Brussels prevaricates The Eurasian Economic Union, a free trade area that sits between the European Union and China, is about to gain inroads into Europe. Serbia, which borders EU members Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, as well as Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and[…..]

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    India Gets In On Belt & Road Infrastructure By Building Highway In Tajikistan

    India’s softly growing influence to counterbalance China’s rise in Central Asia Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis India, which is not officially a member of the Belt & Road Initiative, has nonetheless been undertaking its own form of infrastructure development by both funding and building an eight-lane highway in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan. Relations between[…..]

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    Obtaining Chinese Funding For International Development Projects

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Protocols and structures exist to obtain legitimate Chinese financing 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 available bilateral and multilateral agreements that are either in place between a[…..]

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