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    US-China ‘Recoupling’ On The Agenda As Biden & Xi Are Set To Meet

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  “Build Back Better World” and “Global Gateway” both need to collaborate, not compete, with China The United States and China have agreed in principle for their presidents to hold a virtual meeting before the end of the year, a senior U.S. administration official said yesterday, following high-level talks aimed at improving relations[…..]

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    Hungary’s OTP To Buy Uzbekistan’s Ipoteka Bank

    Multi Billion Euro Deal First Western Acquisition Of An Uzbek Bank  The Uzbek government has agreed to sell Ipoteka Bank to Hungary’s OTP Bank in what will be the most significant deal in Uzbekistan’s financial sector since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev started to open the country to foreign investors in 2016.  Neither the Uzbek government nor[…..]

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    How Will The EU Finance And Develop Its “Global Gateway” Belt & Road Alternative Infrastructure Plan?

    By Bob Savic & Chris Devonshire-Ellis Ultimately, the EU will still need to collaborate with China Although the EU has not yet provided details of the sources of finance for its Global Gateway program, nonetheless, EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen has said stated, in general terms, that the EU will look to develop these[…..]

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    Making Sense of Bangladesh’s Investment In Megaprojects: Development or Delusion?

    By Kazi Mohammad Jamshed, University of Dhaka  History manifests that Megaprojects may become landmarks for a country by bringing transformational impact on the lives of the long-deprived people. Infrastructure-megaprojects are material drivers for accelerating the economic growth of developing countries especially while in transition to developed countries.

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – October 4 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Biden Kicks Off America’s Version Of The Belt & Road Initiative (Splash 247) Could The US Make Its Own Belt And Road Initiative? (The National Interest) China’s Belt And Road Initiative Losing Momentum (NTD) China’s Belt And Road Losing Steam, Even After Spending Twice As Much As US[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road In The Mediterranean: From Giant Container Ships To Cruise Liners

    An overview of Belt & Road activities in the Balkans and Southern EU  By Bob Savic, Senior Consultant, Dezan Shira & Associates The rollout of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) across the northern half of the Mediterranean Sea is typically portrayed in strikingly polar opposite terms depending on the political source. Western think-tanks and Washington/Brussels-centric[…..]

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    China’s Latest ‘Debt Trap’ Scandal And US AidData Research

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Capitalism vs Cashflow as Beijing and Washington deploy very different standards to their overseas investment policies The media has been covering the story of a report issued by US AidData, a research unit at the William & Mary University in Virginia. In it, they state that China has lent an additional ‘secret’[…..]

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    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Speech At The United Nations Sustainable Development Forum

    The global environment takes its place amongst geopolitical struggles By Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the opening ceremony of the UN Sustainable Development Forum 2021 on Monday via video link and delivered a keynote speech to elaborate the importance of the Global Development Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping[…..]

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    China’s Outbound Direct Investment Outflows Now The World’s Largest

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  China’s outbound direct investment (ODI) rose 12.3% last year to reach US$153.7 billion, ranking first globally, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce in an official report released today (September 29).

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – September 27 2021

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Eco / Green China’s Belt & Road Initiative To Get Greener (China Insights) Need To Know Carbon Footprints Of Financial Assets (The News) China Financing Global Infrastructure Projects Poses Risks For The Environment (UPI) No More Coal Fired Plants To Be Built By China (Sputnik) China’s Pledge To Stop Building Coal[…..]

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