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    Afghanistan In Talks With China To Re-Establish Old Silk Road Trade Routes

    Opening up the Wakhan Corridor seen as a potential land trade bridge   By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Afghanistan’s Industry and Commerce Minister, Nooruddin Azizi, has been holding trade and investment talks with Beijing and called for China to speed up its efforts for reopening of the Silk Road trade routes, and specifically the Wakhan Corridor, an[…..]

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    Belarus Plans To Jointly Develop BelAz Heavy Duty Trucks With Tajikistan Dushanbe Plant

    The Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ) has been discussing the establishment of a joint venture in Tajikistan for the assembly of haul trucks with a carrying capacity of 30-45 tonnes. BelAz has considerable experience in heavy-duty truck manufacturing.  

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    China SOE To Build Connectivity Highways In Northern Tajikistan

    China Railway Wuju Group Corporation (CRWG) will build highways in the northern region of Tajikistan, according to the Ministry of Transport of Tajikistan.

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

    All the latest international news, analysis and opinion from the BRI Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit (The Diplomat) China’s Home Appliance Exports Surge Amid World Cup (Global Times) China’s SCO Diplomacy: Creating A Parallel World Order? (Eurasia Review) The Great Downfall of China’s Belt and Road[…..]

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    Turkmenistan Is Booming: Why?

    GDP Growth At 6.2%, Massive Energy Reserves And A Move To A Digital World Are Bringing Turkmenistan Into The Central Asian Future Rather Than Its Past   By Chris Devonshire-Ellis   Turkmenistan has been rattling along with GDP growth rates of 6.2% during 2022, with the country able to take advantage of high gas prices,[…..]

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    Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan Rail Freight Volumes Up 800% In 10M 2022

    Rail freight transport between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan totaled 950,000 tons (a growth of eight times) from January through October 2022, out of which transit traffic made up 96% ADY Express LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC has stated. “Modern geopolitical realities end up changing the logistics map in Eurasia and the cargo flow direction.[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road Initiative and Qatar

    Chinese contractor’s built Qatar’s Lusail Stadium where the World Cup Final will be held, and the region’s largest Port.  Qatar, host of the on-going FIFA World Cup Finals, has been a BRI member since 2014, and has aligned its Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) national development project to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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    China Increases Gas Imports From Uzbekistan By 52.5% In 10M 2022

    Uzbekistan exported natural gas worth US$916.7 million to China from January through October 2022, according to Uzbek national media. That is an increase of 52.5% compared to the same period last year.

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    Money To Be Made In Kyrgyzstan’s Financial Services Sector

    Kyrgyzstan’s financial sector has enjoyed a considerable increase in revenues from January through September 2022, according to the National Statistical Committee of Kyrgyzstan. According to them, in the first 9 months of this year, Kygyz financial organizations generated about 75 billion soms (US$888.1 million), an increase of about 1.6 times greater compared to the corresponding[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – November 21 2022

    All the latest international news, analysis and opinion from the BRI Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Beijing’s Expanding Soft Power – “Chinese Plans Are Not Shrouded in Mystery” (Greek City Times) China’s Neighborhood Diplomacy Under Xi’s Third Term – Analysis (Eurasia Review) West Plays A Tired, Old Tune On Matching China’s Belt and[…..]

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