Tag: Silk-Road/BRI

Hainan FTP MASTER-PLAN Released to Establish China’s Biggest Free Trade Port by 2035

Ruslan Tulenov Supervisor at Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development On June 1, 2020, Chinese authorities released the Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port (“the Masterplan”), a large-scale plan to transform the entire island province into a free trade port (FTP)… Continue Reading “Hainan FTP MASTER-PLAN Released to Establish China’s Biggest Free Trade Port by 2035”

Hainan free trade port reaffirms China’s commitment to opening up

Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, aiming to build the southern island province into a globally-influential high-level free trade port by the middle of the century Ruslan Tulenov – Supervisor at Hainan Provincial Bureau of International… Continue Reading “Hainan free trade port reaffirms China’s commitment to opening up”

DRAWING BATTLE-LINES: US OPENLY TARGETS CHINA’S OBOR

Judging by US foreign policy – China is a massive global threat – and by some accounts – the “top” threat. But a threat to what? AFP would report in its article, “Trump nominee to lead intel community sees China as top threat,” that:… Continue Reading “DRAWING BATTLE-LINES: US OPENLY TARGETS CHINA’S OBOR”

China’s Belt and Road keeps steaming ahead in Laos

Covid-19 pandemic has not slowed Beijing’s increasingly crucial plan to build a railway connecting China to mainland SE Asia by John McBeth Under fire for bullying neighbors in the South China Sea, China is patting itself on the back for the progress it is… Continue Reading “China’s Belt and Road keeps steaming ahead in Laos”

China-Europe rail freight services buck falling volumes trend

By Sam Whelan 14/05/2020 China-Europe rail freight is bucking the pandemic-wide trend of falling air and ocean volumes, boasting double-digit growth this year. According to China Railway Group, 2,920 trains ran between January and April, carrying 262,000 teu, up 24% year on year. Last… Continue Reading “China-Europe rail freight services buck falling volumes trend”

CHINA FORGES AHEAD THROUGH CHAOS AND THREATS

Amid the deepest economic contraction in nearly a century, President Xi Jinping had already made it very clear, last month, that China should be ready for unprecedented, relentless foreign challenges He was not referring only to the possible decoupling of global supply chains and the… Continue Reading “CHINA FORGES AHEAD THROUGH CHAOS AND THREATS”

THE NEOCONS’ COVID-19 FEAR-MONGERING WON’T DERAIL CPEC

US “deep state” operative Michael Rubin’s recent fear-mongering in “The National Interest” about how CPEC will supposedly facilitate the spread of COVID-19 throughout Pakistan is bound to fail because he lacks any credibility as an objective observer due to his professional credentials and thus… Continue Reading “THE NEOCONS’ COVID-19 FEAR-MONGERING WON’T DERAIL CPEC”

Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to US bloc

The Middle East is the key to wide-ranging, economic, interlinked integration, and peace by Pepe Escobar January 24, 2020 Under the cascading roar of the 24/7 news cycle cum Twitter eruptions, it’s easy for most of the West, especially the US, to forget the… Continue Reading “Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to US bloc”