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BillionGirlsBoys ask: can every banker/educator see their trust in Belt Road's top 100 stories.. Is Trump King Canute? Valueless is The economist whose world trade maps fail poorest billion youth's livelihoods in our children's worldwide

(BRI) Belt Road Imagineering is now trusted by 70 national leaders as empowering the sustainbility generation- which of these 100 stories can help bankers or educators near you join in to this system for mapping win-win trades aligned to the sustainability goals generation? portal 1
BELT Road quiz

Belt quiz is about earh's seas and coastal belt - which coastal belt is your country most dependent on, does if have a superport connecting mps of world favorite superports, do your peoples have access to this superport (nb we recommend analysing countries imprt and exports by 1 energy, 2 all other goods
Road quiz : what are your cotinents longest roads (esigned as including all of railroad or car-road, pipes for energy, water, sanitaion; tech cables)- do your peoples have access to the great roads

technology now permis us to play game: which peoples have been most deprived by accidents of history to basic belt road freedoms- among 10 most populated nations no people have been less included than those in bangladesh- tell us where else you map.....................
today offers the livelihood learning network poorest billion communities need most - 40 years ago
online library of norman macrae--.........................Entrepreneurial Revolution - curriculum: how to value small enterprise and sustainability exponentials of net generation - by alumni of Norman Macrae The Economist 1968. By 1976, Norman best news ever: the fifth of the world (whose brand reality is) Chinese can be valued by netgen as critical friends to uniting sustainability race for planet and humanity
eg EWTP : 21st C version of Silk Road of celebrated by Marco Polo and Hangzhou goal 14 oceansAIIB 1 ted hosts -- 2017 year of mapping sustainability banking -china to commercialize 5g by 2020 -valuing culture -jack ma 1 2e3 maps 1) countries joining Chinese inspired sustainability open systems solutions as well as 2) which global youth professions (eg coding) are mapping value sustaining trades with china

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

can every educator and bankers find a belt road story they trust?

we recommend looking at BR's impacts along 4 of history's futures- up to 1500, 1500 to 1946, 1946 to 2013, 2013 on
A) 1500-1946 nature's cruel trick

A0 Nature's cruel trick : not making the whole of eurasia 10 degrees lower in latitude- had this been so the costal belt of nort eurasia would have been free to sail and the following history which changed the world from economies approximately proprortiante to population size to one where empires like UK grew and grew while decimating livelihoods of people in india and south asia,, wouldn't have happened

A1 History's future started changing:around 1500 north sea european nations discovered they could sail round Africa to reach the south eurasia coastal belt which had previously been assumed to be landlocked (eg marco pole's sil road route to china sailed from venice to lebanon and then started nearly 7 yreas overland treck to china with north india about half way in between; from 1500 it took ships about 6 months from UK to get to mumbai; these were unhealthy votges for the crew who were often pressganged so trading ships armed captains to the teeth both to control the crew and to impose what trade was done when they reached oriental nations; soon the east india's company's trade extended to colonising spaces all along the s. eusrasia coastline. Zero-sum or below zero-sum trading models replaced Eurasia's world class  win-win trading route (Silk Road)

A2 More generally we can compare all colonisation trading models that emerged after 1500 across contients as well as regional decelarations to be free of colonisation eg USA 1776. By this time the map of what did your coastal belt trading map look like was soon to inytegrate what do yor road (railroad maps) look like whereever (carbon powered ) industriial revolution steam engines  increased the power to trade. Note Empoires motvation was to race to get biuggrer and extract more (with colonies losing more and more)

A3 Ultimately the 20th C world wars were about how the empire/colonisation model was not sustainable - it had made some peoples up to 200 times helathier and wealtheir while trapping others in poverty (no access to eg electriyity grids or other drivers of half a millennium of innovation

A4 The strangest story of the whole era of empire colonisation involves china - for long the epicentre of the positive trading currencies of spices and silks. By mid 1800s Britain tried to order china that it should accept the currency of opium in ecchnage for spoces and silks; this caused china to clise down from world gtrade for over a centiry. Over a fifth of the wprld's people had been sidelined from the central economy up to 1500 to being valued as less than one twentieth of the world's humn capacity
B) before 1500.................

B1 new world (america) unknown to old world Eurasdia and Afrca

B2 most peoples livelihood opportunities about the same but specially empowered if med sea facing nation (west end of silk road) or around Hangzhou (East end) praised by marco polo- world's markets

B3 Franciscan bottom-up  values (and golden rule religions) celebrated west of Eurasia (south europe, abd MENA); human-spiritual Damo, confucian, zen the east end

B4 the silk road was a win-win relay (with happy trading exchanges between neighbors) all along the trading route

that med sea is in 2010s is the sea of refugees shows disatrous system design of colonisation and of north-regulted EU

C) 1946-2013....
C1 far east started to develop post-colonialwin-win models of trae - making japan 2nd welathoes and diaspora chinaese (suoerports) 3rd by 1970s

C2 sadly cold war (floowed by big indsutry addiction to carbon fuels) stopped most other hemispheres from deveoping win-win post colonioal models, let alone smartly conected belt ports and oversland "roads"

C3 Particularly unlucky to 1971 was bangladesh- dpuble short straw of colonisation by uk, then west pakista; look today at bangla coastline - why no superport of sort to its east in china? Miraculously Bangladesh and China adopted girls hod up half sky models. Pre-gidital miracles of china and bangal to 1996; post digital miracles from 1996 offer 17 sdg solutions for every developing nation and every coatal belt sea & every contuental mass Roads

D) after 2013.................

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BRF interview with bankers - lao (landlocked railway can open up ecotourism forstry, agriculture, mining) and Mattia Romani Euro Recsontruction Bank   (MR green experts with stern)  -pan asia railway through laos  ;;euro and aiib bank road tajikstan  -international import fair beijining 2018; Globalisation 2.0
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

April 1, 2017, President Xi Jinping surprised both the Chinese public and China watchers overseas by designating three counties in Hebei Province as the “Xiong’an New Area.” In doing so, Xiong’an—a combination of the Chinese characters for “brave” and “peace”—joined economic powerhouses like Shenzhen and Shanghai’s Pudong on a shortlist of areas the Chinese central government has designated for special development throughout the past forty years.



Gary Xie

Student - Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

Located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing, Xiong’an will house some of the institutions and companies currently struggling to find space in the crowded capital. According to a 2017 study by Morgan Stanley, Xiong’an will draw in as much as ¥2.4 trillion ($380 billion) in investment, or thirteen times what China spent on the construction of the Three Gorges Dam.
The development of Xiong’an is critically important as China goes through a transition period. This new area aims to be innovative, helping China shift to high value-added industries and escape the “middle-income trap.” Northern China has long been the equivalent of America’s Rust Belt. Seven of China’s 10 most polluted cities are located nearby in Hebei Province. Xiong’an can offer an alternative path for both northern China and the nation as a whole.
President Xi has played a pivotal role in launching the Xiong’an New Area. Just as Shenzhen and Pudong are considered gems of the Deng era, Xi aspires to see his name associated with a new urban miracle. Good news from Xiong’an might directly enhance Xi’s personal prestige as a “farsighted planner.” Therefore, Xiong’an may serve as a very public gauge of the efficacy of the Xi administration’s policies.
In order to fully understand the significance of Xiong’an, it is important to review the chronology of announcements by the Chinese leadership. The April 2017 announcement referred to Xiong’an as signaling a “strategy for a new millennium” and a “demo area” for a sustainable, modern, and innovative urban model. Two weeks later, Xinhua News Agency declared that Xiong’an would aim to alleviate the disparities in China’s regional development. Xiong’an is also expected to help accelerate the development of the wider Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (jingjinji, 京津冀) area, which is intended to be the northern version of regional powerhouses driving China’s economy, akin to the Pearl River Delta in the south and the Yangtze River Delta in the east.
In June 2017, Xi Jinping chaired a Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) meeting on Beijing’s urban planning. He stated that while Beijing should remain the center of national politics, culture, international exchange, and scientific innovation, all other “non-capital functions” should be moved elsewhere, to other regional locales like Xiong’an. Meanwhile, Xi has promoted a number of experienced officials to the region. Notably, Xu Qin, mayor of Shenzhen from 2010 to 2017, was “parachuted in” (空降) as the new governor of Hebei. Chen Gang, a technocrat who oversaw Beijing’s high-tech industries, became the first head of the Xiong’an New Area.
At a meeting on February 23, 2018, the PSC emphasized the importance of technological innovation for Xiong’an. In line with this plan, China signed a deal with the United Kingdom worth $11.4 billion to build a financial innovation hub at Xiong’an following Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to China in February 2018. China’s top three technology companies—Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent—also announced their decisions to establish branches in Xiong’an.
Although the party leadership’s sudden announcement about Xiong’an surprised the Chinese public, the thinking behind this new urbanization drive is in fact not all that shocking. For years, residents and visitors have complained about severe congestion in Beijing. In looking to the surrounding region to alleviate Beijing’s overcrowding, China’s leaders are following the lead of other heavily populated metropoles around the world, which have reduced the burdens of traffic, pollution, and soaring real-estate prices by forming urban clusters or “city groups.” Based on this concept, Beijing will move many of its functions to Xiong’an, relocating universities, hospitals, companies, banks, and business headquarters.
High-tech enterprises and innovation hubs in Zhongguancun, one of China’s foremost innovation centers, will also move to Xiong’an. In addition, Xiong’an is supposed to feature large green spaces and narrower streets, creating a more resident-friendly urban landscape than Beijing’s grand multi-lane boulevards. This will challenge the Chinese urbanization model over the past few decades, which is based on economic utility at the expense of livability and aesthetics. This showcase of China’s new urbanization model can be used to enhance Chinese influence abroad.
According to official announcements, one key difference between Xiong’an and the other special economic areas like Shenzhen and Pudong is a ban on real estate trading. All housing in Xiong’an will be state-owned and provided to authorized workers and employees at subsidized rates. This is intended to lower living costs and to prevent a wave of housing speculation. Likewise, according to official media, Xiong’an will host only technology innovation firms. Factories with high carbon emissions will be banned or highly restricted. Though construction in the area only started in September 2017, reports indicate that the authorities have already shut down over 5,200 companies for pollution violations
It is far from clear how the authorities plan to implement and sustain these policies, which perhaps more closely resemble old-fashioned central planning than market-oriented development. Some plans for Xiong’an appear very ambitious. For example, when Baidu tested its self-driving cars in Xiong’an in December 2017, many media outlets even claimed that this new city would be free of traffic lights and traffic jams. Instead, traffic would be regulated by artificial intelligence and self-driving cars.
It is worthwhile to highlight a few key socioeconomic and ecological issues related to the project. The first is regarding Xiong’an’s population size. The Chinese Academy of Engineering estimates that the target population for Xiong’an is 2 to 3 million residents. However, given the publicity around Xiong’an, how will the government satisfy the desires of all the citizens eager to partake in the “Xiong’an Dream?” Providing high-quality social services for potentially millions of newcomers in this “model city” presents a great challenge and an ambitious experiment in urbanization.
The second issue concerns Xiong’an’s location and its vulnerability to extreme weather. Xiong’an is situated in a low-lying marshland. Baiyangdian, the lake that borders Xiong’an, could prove to be a major liability. In 1963, heavy rainfall created the largest flood in modern Chinese history; according to the local Land and Resources Bureau, the disaster killed 340,000 in the Xiong’an region alone. The cost of preventing major floods in this marshland could be astonishingly high. If that were not enough, the 1980s witnessed the opposite extreme, with a drought that almost completely evaporated the lake. In 2015, the Chinese government approved a mega waterworks project connecting Baiyangdian with the Yellow River to address water problems. However, Xiong’an may remain vulnerable to extreme weather.
Finally, the government has exerted strong state influence over the market. However, technological innovation—the city’s target industry—could falter in the face of excessive and rigid regulations. If the government continues to dominate the process of resource allocation, it will distort the market and stifle incentives for innovation. The government also needs to be more transparent in order to attract investors. Erecting an entirely new city is enormously expensive—even for China. Some Chinese critics have compared Xiong’an to the Great Leap Forward, an ambitious and “modernistic” mega-project undertaken in Mao’s China.
Without a doubt, Xiong’an is crucial for Xi’s “new era” ­–– and for his legacy. The success or failure of Xiong’an could affect his new vision for China’s development. A successful Xiong’an may profoundly change China’s geo-economic landscape, contributing to a rebalancing of Chinese economic development. As both a symbol of and a challenge to China’s ongoing economic transformation, Xiong’an deserves careful attention in the years to come.