A China-Europe Freight Train loaded with household appliances set off from Lanzhou, the capital city of Northwest China’s Gansu Province to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
Migrant workers in Central Asia are sending back only half the remittances that they would usually send, data from the Russian Central Bank showed. It showed that in April, remittance flows from Russia to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan fell by 50% and to Georgia by 40% as the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns. Remittances, especially from[…..]
Mid last year, Silk Road Briefing was in contact with British based Matthew Leeming concerning a project he was putting together to discover the source of the Oxus River in Afghanistan. Leeming, who was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, has written about Afghanistan for the British media, including the Times, Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, and the Literary[…..]
Tibet A Belt & Road Gateway Between China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Myanmar Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Tibetan SAR capital city, Lhasa is the site of a huge, 645,000 square metre data facility that is being built to power data exchange between China and its neighboring countries in South Asia.
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Tracking China’s 2020 Preferential Investment Polices (China Briefing) 38 Countries Participate In Belt & Road Initiative Forum As G7 Goes AWOL (Silk Road Briefing) China’s Bear Hug For The Blockchain (Asia Times) Top COVID-19 Expert Defends TCM Globalisation Amid Pandemic (Global Times) Exploring The Indian Ocean Above &[…..]
Walking To Samarkand Walking to Samarkand is journalist Bernard Ollivier’s stunning account of the second leg of his 7,200-mile walk from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xi’an, China, along the Silk Road–the longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time. Picking up where his previous book Out of Istanbul left off, Ollivier heads out of[…..]
New BRI Platform Discusses Covid-19 and Multilateral Trade Responses In Absence Of Global Meetings Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis A Belt & Road tax discussion forum was held yesterday (June 4) bringing together 178 Participants from 38 Countries and Organisations from around the world. Participants explored ways to enhance tax cooperation among the countries and regions[…..]
Japanese Investors Come In On China Belt & Road Project Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Indonesia has announced the re-start and expansion of the planned Java Hi-Speed Rail project, which had stalled among political, finance and coronavirus issues. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has had the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project extended to Surabaya city in the eastern[…..]
Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion China’s Travel Restrictions And Special Visa Applications (China Briefing) China Launches Two More Satellites Into Space (AA) Why Is There So Much Furore Over China’s Belt & Road Initiative? (The Conversation) China’s Political Season: Renewed Belt & Road Initiative Focus (CGTN) What’s Behind China’s Controversial Health Silk Road[…..]
Genghis Khan & The Making Of The Modern World Jack Weatherford is a personal friend of mine, and wrote a New York Times Bestseller – The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote corner of the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. The Mongol army led by Genghis[…..]