Belt And Road Weekly Investor Intelligence #9

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020  

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

We explain why China is likely to remain a favored destination for foreign investment and trends in attracting Chinese ODI, discuss the just-released Negative List, why China invested US$300 million in a Sri Lankan tire factory, a round-up of what international media are saying about the BRI, and on Russia’s increasing diplomatic moves to Asia instead of Europe.

A New China for 2021: Foreign Investor Friendly Access, Overseas Direct Investment in Hi-Tech Projects and M&A, and More Belt & Road Initiative Opportunities

China has been making some significant changes to its economic direction and overall investment policy during the course of 2020, with profound implications for foreign investors in China and for overseas funds and investors looking for Chinese money.

China Releases 2020 Negative List For Market Access

A newly released list provides details of what industry sectors in China foreign investors can access.

China’s Belt And Road & Beyond

Our round-up of 32 foreign news headlines from around the world this past week concerning global Belt & Road developments

China To Invest US$300 Million In Sri Lanka Hambantota Tyre Factory

Sri Lanka announced the first large-scale Chinese investment in manufacturing in the country last week, a US$300-million tyre factory near the Hambantota deepwater port on the south-East Coast.

Asian Countries Now Have More Diplomatic Missions In Russia Than The European Union

As news breaks that the United States is to close its two remaining consular missions in Russia, with the consulates in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok to close leaving purely the Embassy in Moscow, we can examine the shift of Russian diplomacy to Asia instead of Europe.

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