2019 January 29

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

  1. After signing a BRI MoU in November 2018, Tonga is playing an “active role” in Belt and Road according to the PM’s office. Tonga’s engagement in BRI focuses on roads, bridges, public buildings, and even sports facilities at a local school. - Read more

  2. China seems to be picking Belt and Road favorites. The Ambassadors of Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Malta and Bosnia and Herzegovina to China were conferred Silk Road Super Ambassador Awards in Beijing on January 24. - Read more

  3. Beijing’s envoy to the EU has launched a blistering attack on the “slander” and “discrimination” faced by Huawei and other Chinese companies in Europe, warning that efforts to exclude China from 5G mobile projects would be self-defeating. - Read more

  4. Around 50,000 contract workers have been let go since October at Foxconn’s most important iPhone factory at Zhengzhou, Henan. This seasonal decline is worse than usual, highlighting the impact of the slowdown in China’s economy on Apple. - Read more



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Grzegorz Stec