The construction of spectacular 40 MW solar park onto of a lake formed by collapsed coal mines in Anhui province is a symbol of China’s efforts to develop renewable energy, but also a reminder that the country remains heavily dependent… Read More ›
AAGC vs OBOR: Can India and Japan create an Asia Africa growth corridor to rival China’s Belt and Road initiative?
The African Development Bank held its annual conference in Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat in May this year. The presence of the African regional development bank’s showcase in India underscored the long lasting and growing ties between them. While far… Read More ›
The Yiwu to Madrid Rail Route This new rail route opened a few years ago amid great excitement, transporting Chinese goods from the trading entrepôt of Yiwu in Eastern China to the Spanish capital in the far West of Europe…. Read More ›
In November last year a major geo-political milestone was announced in a low key, terse style, almost if the parties involved wanted no publicity. China reached an agreement with the East African nation of Djibouti to build a naval logistics… Read More ›
Who sets petrol prices, decides the thickness of plastic bags, the length of roads and the size of Disneyland Shanghai? In China these key decisions are made by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). This body which lies under… Read More ›
2016 will see Chinese outbound investment grow at a faster rate than ever, but what themes and issues will dominate? I take a look below: Further investment in global real estate We can expect to see further Chinese investment in… Read More ›