2018 November 22


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

  1. Spain’s royal palace announced Xi will stop in Madrid on November 28 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Chinese-Spanish relations, and will meet Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who was sworn into office in June. Xi is also expected to visit Portugal. - Read more

  2. China and the Philippines agreed on Tuesday to upgrade their ties to comprehensive strategic cooperation and jointly advance the Belt and Road. The decision was made at a meeting between Xi and Duterte during Xi’s visit to the Philippines. - Read more

  3. So far, about 123 measures first tested in China’s pilot Free Trade Zones have been gradually promoted and adopted nationwide. China now has 12 FTZs, the largest Hainan was announced in April. - Read more

  4. Data showed 41 renowned international financial institutions have set up 56 asset management companies by November in the Lujiazui Financial City, which is a part of Shanghai pilot Free Trade Zone. - Read more

  5. Chinese investment through the Belt and Road is becoming a critical campaign issue in the Presidential race in Indonesia. Will Indonesia follow in Malaysia’s footsteps and hit the brakes on BRI? - Read more

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