2018 September 15

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Here is the Belt & Road Today brought to you by Belt and Road Advisory

  1. Putin becomes the first head of state to accept Xi’s invitation to attend the second Belt and Road Forum in 2019. No surprises there. - Read more

  2. Experts at the Milken Asia Summit in Singapore say that China can make the Belt and Road Initiative more successful if it taps locals - Read more

    In our interview with Professor He Ya Fei, former Vice Minister of China’s Foreign Affairs Department, he also advocated a similar strategy of utilizing more local talent to bridge cultural gaps - Read more

  3. As part of its contribution to the #BeltandRoad, the province of Liaoning is proposing a rail link from the city of Dandong to the North Korean capital Pyongyang and then on to Seoul and Busan in the South - Read more 

  4. China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB)'s Singapore Branch issued 300 million Singapore dollars (SDG) of Belt and Road Initiative Infrastructure bonds Thursday. Chinese gov’t realizes for BRI to succeed over medium term needs to tap into foreign and private capital - Read more

  5. President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war, according to four people familiar with the matter - Read more

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