2018 October 5

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

  1. The seaport city Trieste of just over 200,000 residents in northeast Italy could play a significant geopolitical role in promoting Eurasian integration. The port of Trieste is only the 11th busiest in Europe by tonnage, but is set to become the western end of the Maritime Silk Road.  - Read more


  2. China’s Belt and Road will spread over land that is home to more than half the world’s population, potentially boosting copper use by 1.6 million tones, or roughly 7 percent of annual demand, major miner BHP said on Thursday. - Read more


  3. North Korea sings BRI’s praises. North Korea would clearly like a piece of the “Belt and Road” action and China desperately wants to loop them in, once sanctions against the North’s nuclear program have been lifted.   - Read more


  4. Data center equipment run by Amazon Web Services and Apple may have been subject to surveillance from the Chinese government via a tiny microchip inserted during the equipment manufacturing process, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report on Thursday. - Read more 1 and Read more 2



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