Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Joint ventures by their very nature are intensely idiosyncratic creatures, differing so much depending on circumstances that the area of contractual negotiations is really best dealt with professionally on a case by case basis. They also attract a great deal of opinion; however often this is simply put, and relates to[…..]
The United States has made moves to counter China’s Belt & Road Initiative by approving a huge expansion of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) into a new agency, the International Finance Development Corporation (IDFC), that can co-invest some US$60 billion with US and non-US private-sector companies in the same markets targeted by China’s BRI[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion A Comparison Between Countries Not In China’s Belt & Road Initiative With Those Who Are (Silk Road Briefing) China’s Worldwide Investment Project Is A Push For More Power (UPI) Six Years Later: The Real Threats Of The Belt & Road Initiative (Diplomatic Courier) China’s Belt & Road Is[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Overall Wealth Remains In The West But Future Manufacturing Competitiveness Is Along The Belt And Road Much of the West’s media attention concerning China’s Belt & Road Initiative is either negative, or about yet another country joining the scheme. Little has been said about the countries and self-governing territories that have[…..]
By Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s growth since 1992, when I first began working in the country has of course been remarkable. Most commented on are the changes in infrastructure, and especially the building boom – back in 1992 one of the tallest buildings in Shanghai was the Art Deco Park Hotel just off the old Racecourse,[…..]
UnionPay Becoming The Card Of Choice Throughout Central Asia & Transcaucasia UnionPay International has announced that it has entered into cooperation with Armenia’s ACBA Bank to permit UnionPay acceptance at merchants and ATM terminals of ACBA. This is the first time UnionPay cards have been accepted in Armenia.
Unification of BRICS Arbitration Standards Required – But Who Will Host? The BRICS nations are developing an interaction model for a single arbitration center for its members and other developing economies, the executive secretary of the arbitration commission of the Association of Russian Lawyers Roman Gerakov stated yesterday.
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Azerbaijan Developing As A Hub For The Belt & Road, European Union & Eurasian Economic Union Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijan’s Economic Minister, has stated that bilateral trade between Azerbaijan and Russia saw a 23 percent growth in the first seven months of this year. He pointed out further potential for expanding the bilateral[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion A Healthy Fear Of China (New York Times) Three Reasons Why The US Should Not Compete With The Belt & Road Initiative (International Policy Digest) Bridging The Belt & Road Divide (Carnegie Endowment) Understanding China’s Belt & Road Initiative (Business Journalism) China Banks On The Belt & Road[…..]
The Solomon Islands have become the latest Pacific nation to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, recognize China, and sign agreements with China’s Belt & Road Initiative. This comes as the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week.