Belt and Road Investor Intelligence #56

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Belt & Road Investor Intelligence #56

Tuesday November 23, 2021

Consumer Markets

Foreign Investors Putting Billions into China’s New Electric Vehicles Market

Foreign investment flowing into China market development of self-driving and electric vehicles

Chinese Consumers are Buying into the Italian Lifestyle 

JVs are targeting China’s new generation of cool

Bangladesh and Russia Take Trade Steps Towards an EAEU Free Trade Agreement 

Opportunities for Asian Suppliers as Russia Considers Cancelling Beef and Pork Import Duties

Export Manufacturing

How Vietnam Could Gain from the Suspension of the EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement 

Relocating manufacturing from China just became more attractive 


Can China Join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement? 

A divided global tech community looks again at China 

The ASEAN Smart Logistics Network 

Digital transportation connectivity in Southeast Asia 

Why Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s Fastest Growing Internet Economy 


Aligning China’s Belt & Road Initiative’s International Green Development Coalition with the 2030 UNSDG Goals 


The UK Foreign Minister Visits ASEAN Looking for Trade Deals: But is the UK All at Sea Over the CPTPP? 

Russia to Introduce Simplified Tax Payment System for SMEs in 2022 

Russia Recategorizes Some Areas of the Far North 

Redevelopments to support the Northern Sea Passage

Vietnamese Ministry of Trade & Transport Proposes Updates to Rail Links with China 

British Government Rejects Claims of Genocide in Xinjiang 

Samjiyon: North Korea’s Newest Ski Resort 

China’s Belt & Road and Beyond 

The latest international headlines, both positive and negative. 

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