On last weeks visit to Baku, Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev discussed expanding bilateral trade ties. Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan see themselves as key to the East-West trade corridor that has attracted billions of dollars of investment over the past few years and media reported that this issue was also among[…..]
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On February 28, The Ministry of Commerce and China’s Development Bank jointly issued the “Circular about Using Development Finances to Support the “Belt and Road Initiative.”
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The China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Center has reopened after being closed from January 29th. On March 15, the Chinese side of the cooperation center began to resume operations.
The eight-member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), including China, Russia, and India, have made the decision to conduct bilateral trade and investment and issue bonds in local and national currencies instead of US dollars. Details, a road map will be finalized and signed at SCO’s Finance Ministers’ meeting in Moscow tomorrow. Russia is[…..]
Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis There has been a great deal of media speculation concerning China’s Belt & Road Initiative and the Covid-19 outbreak, with some commentators suggesting it is a ‘communist’ disease and others stating the Belt & Road “is being lashed” by the virus. These are rather strange comments, and quite how the Wall[…..]