Belt and Road Weekly Investor Intelligence, #28

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Welcome to this week’s issue of China Briefing’s Belt & Road Initiative Weekly Investor Intelligence round up.

While China has been facing trade protectionism measures from the United States and EU, we examine where the academic differences between China and the West derive from. We also look at how and who is responsible for managing and directing the Belt & Road Initiative. As a China-West decoupling becomes more than a hypothetical scenario, we examine how China and Eurasia are drawing closer together in response to Western restrictions. China’s trade with Russia has increased 20 percent this year, while other nations are also looking to join the Eurasian Economic Union that China is also a part of. We also look at opportunities for foreign investors following China’s carbon neutral pledge.

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Political Scientists vs Engineers: How the East and West Became Divided

Decoupling is a result of divisions between theory and science, with some influential governments now academically unbalanced. This has implications for future global development.

Who Manages China’s Belt & Road Initiative?

It isn’t Xi Jinping – and learning how China’s structures are diversified helps understand how China plans ahead – and how your business can adapt to those changes.

China-Russia Bilateral Trade Up 20 Percent in January-April 2021

Bilateral trade is on target to reach US$120 billion in 2021. China is experiencing regional trade growth as western markets deteriorate.

Turkish Government Approves Canal Istanbul Project

The 45 km (90 mile) Canal Istanbul is projected to cost US$9.2 billion and has been promoted as a smart investment that will pay returns in the form of shipping revenues and reduced traffic in the Bosphorus Strait.

Turkmenistan Eyes the Eurasian Economic Union

Turkmenistan possesses the world’s fourth largest LNG reserves, while improving infrastructure and ports indicate the possibility of joining a free trade bloc for the first time.

Mauritius Applies to Join the Eurasian Economic Union

The proposed agreement has huge implications for uniting African, EAEU, Chinese, and Indian finance and trade.

China’s Carbon Neutrality Pledge: New Opportunities for Foreign Investment in Renewable Energy

Carbon neutrality means that countries balance their CO2 emissions by equivalent reductions in CO2 from the atmosphere. China’s pledge to become carbon neutral puts it in closer alignment with many other countries, such as the US and EU.

New China Plus Investment Guide: Identifying Opportunities Within the Belt & Road Initiative

This 142-page guide is a unique study into where investment opportunities are arriving within China’s Belt & Road Initiative. As infrastructure builds are completed, investment potential increases. This book discusses the complete free trade, tax, and legal aspects of the BRI as well as detailing potential pitfalls.

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