Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Belt & Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It (Eurasia Review) Securing Cheap Labor Resources Along The Belt & Road (Silk Road Briefing) A Blue Dot Barely Visible From New Silk Roads (Asia Times) The Chinese Approach (Dredging & Ports) Beijing’s Belt & Road Is A Two-Way Street (MEED)[…..]
Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Low Wage Demographics Are Driving Chinese FDI Along The Belt & Road One of the less understood aspects of China’s Belt & Road Initiative is China’s need to secure cheap labor resources to boost both its domestic economy as well as provide Chinese manufactured, overseas produced export products.
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Central Asia Allure Starts To Appeal To Investors After Years Of Neglect The French retailer Carrefour will open its first stores in Uzbekistan next year, an important marker of just how far the Uzbek economy has come in recent years. The retailer is partnering with Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim, which owns shopping malls[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Pan-Africa Free Trade And Industrial Parks Herald A New Era For Africa Manufacturing Capacity Speaking on the influential “Rethinking The Dollar” program last week, one of the final questions was about Africa – how did I feel it would compete in global supply chains and become part of China’s Belt &[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis RCEP 15 Deal Expected To Be Signed Next Month India has pulled out of the long-negotiated Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a proposed free trade deal that has long been championed by China. The United States had also agreed to sign off but pulled out when President Trump took office. The agreement[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Belt & Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It (Eurasia Review) China Adjusts To The New World Order (The Asset) The Belt & Road Initiative Ad X Jinping’s Foreign And Domestic Policy Agenda (Asia Dialogue) China May Be More Assertive But Is It Ready To Lead? (Eurasia Review) BRI[…..]
Rethinking The Dollar, a highly regarded website and media channel aiming at “Monetary Education For Millennials” have interviewed Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the Founding Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates and noted Silk Road academic. In the 45 minute discussion, Chris explains the political and trade aspects of the Belt & Road, the purpose of the Silk[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Eurasian Economic Union Competing With European Union For Members Ten days ago, in the article A Comparison Of Countries In The Eurasian Economic Union With Those Who Aren’t I mentioned that both Albania and North Macedonia had been rebuffed by the European Union as regards their proposed membership negotiations.
China tax incentives are being exported across Eurasia and Africa Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis A little-noticed aspect of China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been the trend of Chinese companies to export their own Free Trade and Special Economic Zones in order to stimulate production overseas. China’s development of the various types of Free Trade[…..]
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took delivery of a shipment of low enriched uranium (LEU) at a purpose-built facility in Kazakhstan today, officially establishing the IAEA LEU Bank aimed at providing assurance to countries about the availability of nuclear fuel. Owned by the IAEA and hosted by Kazakhstan, the IAEA LEU Bank is one[…..]