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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – April 04 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Russia’s Pivot To Asia – New Issue of Asia Investment Research Out Now (Asia Investment Research) MERICS Global China Inc. Tracker (MERICS) Belt and Road Initiative – Recent Developments (Lexology) China’s Belt & Road Initiative Meets Slowing Global Trade (Foreign Policy Review) Why War In Ukraine Won’t Derail[…..]

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    Turkmenistan Becomes New Hunting Ground For EU Gas Supplies

    by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The EU may have to bend some of its principles to obtain gas from Central Asia, while Russia and China will be warily looking out for the potential of Western induced conflict over energy resources. It is not within some irony that the European Union has turned to Central Asia’s Turkmenistan in[…..]

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    New Border Crossing To Open Between Iran And Turkey

    Opens up Iranian access to Turkey’s Black Sea  Iran and Turkey are set to have another border crossing, between Iran’s Razi town in its West Azerbaijan Province (north-western Iran) and Turkey’s Kapikoy town on the Turkish side. The border crossing should be functional by the end of May this year.

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    First Turkmenistan – China Direct Container Train Arrives

    The first container train to arrive in China directly from Turkmenistan has reached its destination in China’s Xinjiang Province. It was routed via Kazakhstan, according to Turkmenportal.

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    Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea Port Volumes Up

    Kazakhstan’s volume of cargo, luggage and cargo luggage transported via maritime and coastal transport during the first two months of 2022 reached 157,940 tons, 5.4% more compared to the same period of last year. Kazakhstan has three operating seaports, Aqtau, Bautino, and Kuryk.

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – March 28 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Russia’s Invasion Is Crushing China’s Belt And Road Ambitions (Oil Price) China’s ‘No Limits’ Relationship With Russia Is Under Strain (Commonspace) War In Ukraine Is Hamstringing China’s ‘Belt And Road’ (Responsible Statescraft) Xicononmics: How People-Centred Philospohy Navigates China’s High Quality Growth And Development (CCTV) Organized Crime On The[…..]

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    China’s Foreign Minister Visits Kabul To Meet Taliban Government

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, fresh from meetings in Islamabad as a guest of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has met with senior Taliban officials in Kabul in a surprise visit. During his meetings at the OIC, Wang said that China was investing US$400 billion in Muslim countries, while he discussed relations with the[…..]

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    Armenia, Azerbaijan Being Considered For Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Observer Status

    The member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are actively considering the issue of obtaining observer status by Armenia and Azerbaijan, SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming has said.

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    Wang Yi At The Organization Of Islamic Cooperation: China Is Investing US$400 Billion In Muslim Belt And Road Initiative Projects

    The OIC bloc includes 57 states over four continents and has a collective population of 1.9 billion China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been attending the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers meetings in Islamabad, stating that China is investing US$400 billion in over 600 BRI projects across the Muslim world. The OIC is[…..]

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    Georgia-Uzbekistan Bilateral Trade Increases 88%

    Russia avoiding southern route connects Uzbekistan to Georgia and the EU via Turkmenistan The Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat) has stated that the trade turnover between Georgia and Uzbekistan from January through February 2022 totaled US$22.2 million – an increase of 88.1 percent, compared to US$11.8 million over the same period of 2021. The trend is significant[…..]

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