MY LADIES: HI THERE, I'M IN FOR JUST A MIN, THE DAY IS GETTING AWAY FROM ME,
THIS IS A VERY GOOD READ AND GIVES A FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SILK ROAD AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IT.
China takes the lead on the silk road
China has accepted that its new found economic clout as the world’s largest economy (in purchasing price parity terms) comes with responsibilities for economic leadership. Within two years the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank grew from a proposal put on the table by China alone to a US$100 billion multilateral agreement supported by 57 countries.
This is evidence of China’s willingness and capacity for economic leadership among a swathe of countries from South Korea to Portugal. While the bank is only one part of China’s broader One Belt, One Road initiative, this economic heavyweight’s experiment with building an open, multilateral institution needs to be encouraged.
China has explicitly committed to ‘shouldering more responsibilities and obligations within its capabilities’. The Silk Road initiatives indicate the scope of China’s present leadership ambitions and capabilities. Founding the AIIB is one part of this. But experimenting with an open, multilateral institution isn’t the only route Beijing is exploring. That’s why those who would like to see China contribute to solutions consistent with the present global order would be well advised to nurture China’s leadership in the AIIB.
MY LADIES: HERE COME THE BEGINNING OF MONEY AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES STARTING ON THE GROUND FLOOR. ONE BELT ONE ROAD PROJECTS ARE GOING TO BE A BIG SOURCE OF INVESTMENT IN COMING MONTHS.
China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Seeking Alpha in Silk Road
CIC is planning some serious investment in the One Belt, One Road initiative
China Investment Corporation (CIC), one of China’s four sovereign wealth funds, began overseas direct investment operations last Monday in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. Caixin.com reported that CIC Capital,
CIC’s overseas direct investment branch started in 2015, may have received $100 billion from a Ministry of Finance (MOF) bond issue in part for this purpose. CIC is seeking to profit from OBOR projects in line with its aim of maintaining a direct investment in a number of countries.
Within the Silk Road, investments will be made in 65 countries and in infrastructure sectors such as road, railways, and power, providing a diverse array of projects. CIC’s investment in this area will be boosted by participation from other funding bodies, such as the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Silk Road fund, and the New Development Bank.
Direct investment in less developed countries will help to build up infrastructure, while investment in developed countries will help to secure technology and other desirables. Already, OBOR projects have accounted for more than 40 percent of overseas construction projects in the first half of this year, with returns to be realized over a period of ten or more years.
MY LADIES: DIFFERENT INCENTIVES FOR IMPROVING THE STRUGGLE AGAINST DESERTIFICATION. IT WOULD SEEM CHINA HAS THOUGHT OF ALMOST EVERYTHING IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE OBOR A SUCCESS.
Sieren's China: Silk against sand
China's "New Silk Road" project is supposed to prevent further land desertification. And DW's Frank Sieren thinks it's worth a shot.
One of China's worst enemies is its deserts. They have infertile soil, a scarcity of water and sand storms. Moreover, they are expanding. The sandstorms in the spring and fall can even be felt in Beijing. Fertile land is turning into sandy soil where hardly anything can grow.
The struggle against desertification is being linked to one of the Chinese government's most important projects: the rebuilding of the old Silk Road. The idea is as follows: If you behave in a way that is environmentally-friendly, you will get special conditions for involvement in the economic boom.
MY LADIES: IS THE U.S. CAPABLE OF FORWARD THING???
The New Silk Road, A Chinese-style “New Deal”. The Economic and Geopolitical Consequences http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-silk-road-a-chinese-style-new-deal-the-economic-and-geopolitical-consequences/5466022
Historians will remember that the Chinese President Xi Jinping officially launched the new “Silk Road” with a 30 minute speech at the Boao Economic Conference on Hainan Island the 28 March 2015, in front of 16 heads of State or government and 100 or so ministers from the 65 countries which are on the path, land or sea, of this new trade route. For us, involved in political anticipation, what a challenge we have been given! China is suggesting that we imagine the future by stepping back several centuries, even two millennia.
Such a move isn’t absurd, as a fact ! The strength of nations such as Russia, Iran, India or China comes from their ability to think far into the future. Europe also has an historical depth – the two world wars encouraged it to rediscover the age before nations, that of Charlemagne or even the Roman Empire. This way of thinking is probably most alien to the US undoubtedly and which will look at the Chinese project with the greatest suspicion.
CONTINUE READING PLEASE
MY LADIES: HAVE A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT RAIL LINES
China's New Silk Road Promises Prosperity Across Eurasia http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fu-ying/china-silk-road-eurasia_b_7899236.html
SINGAPORE -- For centuries the historical Silk Road connected Asia and Europe by land and by sea. The new proposal of China, while reviving the ancient concept of the Silk Road, aims to carry forward the spirit of peace, cooperation, openness and inclusiveness for shared benefits.
Naturally, it takes time for people to fully take in a big idea. The first challenge is choosing a good translation that captures the world's imagination. This initiative is translated into English as the "Belt and Road" initiative. I have been asked many times to explain what this means. The first question is always, "Why does China want a belt built on land and a road built in the sea?"
MY LADIES: CARGO LINES ON THE BELT OPEN IN AUGUST, THIS IS GREAT TO WATCH HOW EVERYTHING IS CONNECTING
New cargo railway routes from China to Europe to open
New cargo railway routes from Xiamen (Fujian Province) in eastern China will open in August of this year that could expand economic cooperation between the members of "Economic Belt of Silk Road" and "Maritime Silk Road of the 21st century" projects
continuing to invest significantly into transport and energy infrastructures in Central Asia, proof of which can be the Atyrau-Alashankou oil pipeline and Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline, demonstrating an active trade policy toward Central Asia.
China emerged as a major economic player in Central Asia, driving billions into promoting Chinese-Central Asian trade. According to International Monetary Fund estimates, these investments reached $50 billion last year
MY LADIES: THE MARITIME BELT IS UNDERWAY AND THE SSE LAUNCHED TRACKING DEVICES LAST WEDNESDAY FOR CONTAINERS SHIPPING IN AND OUT OF CHINA ON THE MARITIME BELT.
SSE Rolls Out Two Shipping Indices
Shanghai Shipping Exchange launched on Wednesday the "Belt and Road" shipping indices, tracking trade data and shipping freight rates under the initiatives of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, reported China Securities Journal.
The indices, with January 2015 used as the base period, will be released on the last Monday of every month.
The Belt and Road Freight Trade Index (SRFTI), is designed to track the volume and value of international trade between China and 66 countries along the Belt and Road, which are in Asia, North Africa, Europe, and Oceania, a statement of SSE said.
The Maritime Silk Road Freight Index (MSRFI), tracks the shipping freight rates of imported and exported containerised cargoes, imported dry bulk cargoes, and imported crude oil
MY LADIES: IRAN IS SLOWLY AND STEADILY OPENING FOR BUSINESS STARTING THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH
CMA CGM to Resume Service to Iran
The world's third-largest container shipping group, France's CMA CGM, said on Monday it would resume operations to Iran following the deal between Tehran and world powers over the Middle Eastern country's nuclear program.
"Following the recent positive developments involving Iran and the P5+1 Group - comprising the U.S., China, France, the UK, Germany and Russia - and with the conclusion of the joint comprehensive plan of action, CMA CGM Group has decided to resume service to Iran starting (at the) beginning August 2015," it said in an email.
MY LADIES: THE MARITIME ROAD OPEN AND IRAN IS READY.
Taiwan’s huge container ship to call at Iran port
An Iranian official says Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corp. has authorized one of its huge container ships to berth at Shahid Rajaei port in southern Iranian province of Hormozgan.
Ebrahim Idani, director general of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Department, was quoted by Iranian media as saying on Tuesday that the fifth-generation container ship, Ever Legion, has started its journey from China’s Shanghai port and will call at various ports in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates’ Jebel Ali Free Zone before berthing at Shahid Rajaei port, which is Iran's biggest container port.
The official noted that the Taiwanese ship is 335 meters long with a draft of 14.5 meters and is scheduled to arrive at Shahid Rajaei port on August 5.
MY LADIES: NOVA HOW LONG DO YOU NEED TO PACK???
Iran billed ‘most lucrative’ hospitality market
Hotel groups in the Persian Gulf Arab states are seeking to boost their portfolios in Iran as they see the country emerging as the most lucrative hospitality development market.
Iran has an ambitious target to increase annual visitor count by five folds to 20 million by 2025 in order to generate $30 billion a year.
International hoteliers are heartened by the plan and spurred by the recent finalization of nuclear talks, they see the ground being paved for expansion of the country’s infrastructure and industrial base.
MY LADIES: IT’S COMING TOGETHER VERY NICELY
Iran wants India in "big ticket projects
Iran says it will welcome India's participation in various "big ticket projects" in diverse sectors including enhancing transport infrastructure in the region.
Iran’s Ambassador to India has told the country’s media that Tehran is eager to cooperate with New Delhi in mega connectivity projects in the region.
Gholamreza Ansari has specifically cited an agreement between the two countries over the development of Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar as a key connectivity project.
MY LADIES: BANKS ARE GETTING A GOOD PLACE IN LINE ALREADY
German banks to open branches in Iran
Iran says it has reached a preliminary agreement with certain German banks to open branches in the country. Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), has told the media that the agreement was reached during the recent visit to Iran by German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel.
However, he did not which specific brand will be involved in this.
Seif has emphasized that no restrictions exist for foreign banks to operate in Iran. He added that foreign banks are free to open branches in Iran’s free trade zones.
“International investors can establish banks in Iran in cooperation with domestic investors,” the CBI chief said
MY LADIES: IS THERE REALLY A PURPOSE TO THE U.S. HISSY FIT? THE REST OF HE GLOBE IS INTERACTING WITH IRAN NOW. EVERY ONE A GOOD SEAT.
11 shipping firms launch offices in Iran
Iran says 11 leading global shipping companies have so far established offices in one of its key southern ports. This is already seen as an early sign that international traders are preparing for wider trade with the country in a post-sanctions era.
Mohammad Saeidnejad, the president of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), has been quoted by the media as saying that the companies – that come from a range of countries including China and South Korea – have established their offices in Shahid Rajaee Port in the southern city of Bandar Abbas.
MY LADIES: THESE ARE THINGS THAT JUST MAKE YOU SHAKE YOUR HEAD.
Iran, US closer to joint trade chambers
A top Iranian trade official has confirmed that the United States has already taken measures for the establishment of the US-Iran Joint Chamber of Commerce, saying a reciprocal move will start in Tehran once the Chamber is officially launched in Washington.
Mohsen Jalalpour, the president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, has told the local media that the Iran-US Chamber of Commerce could be established in Iran within two months.