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Belt and Road Weekly Investor Intelligence, # 32

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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

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

Significant Eurasian development, although ignored by Western media, took place last week with the holding of SPIEF 2021 in St. Petersburg. Many large-scale discussions and investment development plans have been finalized, impacting Europe and Asia. Our analysis on this and specific details on plans for the Far East are included in this week’s summary.

China is also strengthening the RCEP East Asia agreement, and we’re looking at how that compares to the European Union and the USMCA. We are also considering the UK’s candidacy to join the CPTPP, an Asia-Pacific trade bloc that is of interest to all of China, India and the United States.

Finally, we touch on the new trans-Eurasian multimodal transport routes, including the Northern Sea Passage, and discuss how Sri Lanka is inspired by the Singaporean government’s investment model.

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SPIEF 2021: Highlights and analysis of the Economic Forum

Putin’s take on the US and Biden / Visa-free vaccine tourism / Tesla in Russia / Russia-China trade / Total de-dollarization / Greening the economy / Pakistani gas flows / Sukhoi Superjet deliveries / Medical clinics Russian-Japanese

State development plans in the Russian Far East

Russian Far East Special Economic Zones / Vladivostok / Tourism Development / Regional Cruise Line and Airline / Northern Sea Route / Clean Energy / Population / Real Estate Development

The RCEP. Asia’s equivalent to the USMCA and the European Union

RCEP’s market is 2.5 times larger than that of the EU and USMCA while Asian free trade will continue to expand north and west.

Asia-Pacific CPTPP takes on new shape with UK membership application

China’s membership in the CPTPP would help reform China’s reform, an issue the CCP may consider in order to further develop its state-owned enterprises, although vested interests in China will oppose it. Meanwhile, UK investors are expected to seek opportunities in Asia-Pacific markets.

Preferential Investment Zones in the Great Bay Area of ​​China

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Region (GBA) is a national initiative to create a cluster of world-class cities in southern China. It is a key driver of the country’s technological ambitions, market opening reforms and a facilitator of the Belt and Road initiative.

The blockade of the Suez Canal spurred the development of multimodal transshipment throughout Russia

Russian ports in the Far East and railways to Europe replace the traditional routes of the Suez Canal.

Sri Lankan government follows Temasek redevelopment model in Singapore

The Sri Lankan government will launch the first of three new “Special Purpose Vehicles” (SPVs) as part of Selendiva Investments, owned by the Sri Lankan government. Dormant assets must be listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

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