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top Belt Road Maps of 2018 s Entrepreneurial networks best cases in China & Bangla:
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

catalogue world record jobs creators by 13 BRI maps- tour BR clubs- EWTP celebrate first people freed by e-commerce and jack ma map top 13 sdg world trade routes 0 inside china, 1 East-Belt,
2 South-Belt; 3NorthBelt
4 centre eurasia &E.Euro; 5WEuro 6 N.Am; 7 MidEast8MedSea 9Africa 10LatinAm11 Arctic Circle 12UN-urgent....
BELT Road quiz

Belt quiz is about earth's seas and coastal belt - which coastal belt is your country most dependent on, does if have a superport connecting maps 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 continents longest roads (designed 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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great brf interview  1 sir danny alexander aiib beijing   twitter aiib new - first 13 projects started by may17
kuhn closer to china program 4 jun 2017 great on state owned enterprises lists 1 2  3 (top 12 - 4 banks (bank of china, industrial & commercial, constriction bank, industrial bank) 3 oil 1 railways , state grid, mobile com, saic motor, state construct engineering )
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China launches $52.5 billion fund to restructure state enterprises ... 2015 restructure report

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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
CDF held march of each year - Published on May 30, 2017 China, though the world's second biggest economy, is still a developing country. This situation will last for a long time and is felt in many ways. We heard from Lu Mai, who connects China and the world through the China Development Forum, while at the same time linking the nation's mainstream groups with the least developed ones through poverty alleviation. China’s State Council issued the National Child Development Plan for Poverty-Stricken Areas. This program emphasizes the importance of education from early childhood to teenage years. Lu Mai, together with his colleagues at China Development Research Foundation, have devoted enormous amounts of energy to building projects for it, from village kindergartens, to free lunch programs at primary schools, and vocational training for teenagers. He briefed us on all these exciting developments.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

The latter’s relevance of course stems from China’s immense scale and how the political, environmental, and economic conditions in its cities ripple across the world in profound ways, influencing everything from global climate prospects to socioeconomicconditions in industrial communities in the United States.
This makes understanding urban China extremely important, if challenging. Limited data and complex political dynamics complicate the task, but our latest Global Metro Monitor offers one perspective on recent economic trends in China’s large cities. Three findings stand out:

One-third of the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies are now in China.

Brookings Metro’s Global Metro Monitor draws on GDP and employment data from Oxford Economics to track the economic performance of the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies, as measured by GDP. When we released the last iteration of the report in 2014, China accounted for fewer than 50 metro areas within the top 300. In this version, measured using 2016 data, this number increased to 103, more than North America and Western Europe combined.
A combination of rapid economic growth and a re-accounting of China’s GDP based on improved measures of the purchasing power of Chinese consumers drove this rapid increase in large metro economies. Even as economic growth in China slowed by recent standards, Chinese metro areas significantly outpaced the rest of the world with 7 percent annual GDP per capita growth between 2014 and 2016 (Figure 1).
Metro areas' performance vary by region

Five different urban Chinas drive the nation’s economic growth.

While China’s cities are at the frontier of global growth, many of them are still little known to the world. And in a country this large, there is no one “city type.” Urban China is as complex and varied as the United States. To examine these variations, we classified the 103 Chinese cities in our report into five unique categories based on their size, industrial composition, and growth patterns (Figure 2):
  • Two Chinese Giants, Beijing and Shanghai, are economically dominant, together housing 26 million workers and generating over $1.6 trillion in real output.
  • Anchor Cities are 14 other metro areas that generated at least $200 billion in real output. They make up a quarter of the nation’s GDP in 2016, including nine provincial-level municipalities or provincial capitals (Tianjin, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu) and five coastal cities that are home to some of the world’s busiest container ports (Qingdao, Suzhou, Wuxi, Ningbo, Shenzhen).
  • China’s own Rust Belt contains six metro areas (Harbin, Daqing, Changchun, Jilin, Shenyang, Dalian) in Northeast China, struggling to counter the decline of the nation’s coal and steel industry.
We differentiate China’s remaining 81 metro areas—most of them mid-sized (average employment of 1.6 million and average GDP of $106.9 billion)—based on their industrial structure:
  • In 24 metro areas, services account for a higher share of the economy than industry. We categorize these as Service Cities.
  • In 57 metro areas, industry accounts for a higher share of the economy than services. We categorize these as Industry Cities.

Map: Five types of Chinese metro areas

The “five urban Chinas” have differing economic performance, over both the short and long term.

How do these five types of metro areas perform economically? To measure economic performance, we utilize two indicators—total employment and GDP per capita—and take into account both the rate of growth and magnitude of change in those indicators between 2014 and 2016, the latest data available. We then rank all 103 Chinese metro areas on this combined index.
The two Giants and 14 Anchor Cities perform generally well among the 103 Chinese metro areas, with a mean index rank of 26 and 18, respectively (Figure 3). Rust Belt metro areas occupy the bottom of the rankings, with an average rank of 94. The performance of mid-sized metro areas is more mixed, although Service Cities (48) perform slightly better than Industry Cities (58). 
Chart: economic performance
These short-term growth dynamics represent the latest update of what have been significant long-term differences in economic growth across the five types of Chinese metro areas. Since 2000, these five types of metros have exhibited distinctive employment and GDP per capita growth patterns. While Beijing and Shanghai still get most of the headlines, they no longer serve as the main engines of national economic growth (Figure 4). Domestic migration has been shifting from Beijing and Shanghai to smaller cities for a decade. This trend is likely to persist as China implements population caps in Beijing and Shanghai, leaving little room for additional labor inflows. The gap in average living standards (measured by GDP per capita) between the two Giants and other Chinese metro areas is also shrinking. Since 2000, GDP per capita in China’s 101 metro areas outside of Beijing and Shanghai rose twice as fast as in the two Giants.
Chart: growth patterns
Anchor Cities remain significant drivers of growth. These metro areas are usually the regional hubs for transportation, with well-connected domestic high-speed rail and international airports or seaports. They also house many of the country’s tech unicorns, including Alibaba (Hangzhou), Tencent (Shenzhen), and Huawei (Shenzhen). As China’s Anchor Cities transition toward higher-value industries, skilled labor shortages are forcing them to aggressively compete for talented workers, including from Beijing and Shanghai.
Not all Chinese metro areas are thriving, however. China’s own Rust Belt has experienced a decade of weak employment growth and a more recent GDP per capita growth slowdown. Located in the three northeastern provinces, these Rust Belt cities were once home to the nation’s largest manufacturers of cars and aircrafts in the planning era, but started to lose ground as inefficient state-owned enterprises failed to stay profitable in an increasingly competitive market. The region shares the common challenges of industrial decline and population loss that its U.S. counterparts are facing.
Finally, growth trends in Service and Industry Cities have tracked similarly since 2000. Both sets of cities have doubled their labor force and quintupled GDP per capita in the 16-year span. This similarity is not surprising as many Service Cities were, in fact, industrial hubs of the past. Meanwhile, China has incentivized coastal manufacturers to move inland instead of abroad, allowing less developed cities across central China to follow the same industrial development roadmap as their coastal counterparts.
The rapid growth in coastal metro areas that traditionally depended on industry has resulted in rising wages and land prices. Cities like Fuzhou, Xiamen, Wenzhou—the three Service Cities that ranked among the top 10 on the Economic Performance Index—have benefited largely from booming financial services and e-commerce, despite their heavy reliance on manufacturing less than a decade ago. On the other hand, Zhanjiang—the only Service City ranked in the bottom 10—has been unable to find a new growth industry to counteract the decline of its industrial base.
A closer look at the Pearl River Delta—a region of nine cities and 60 million people—exemplifies this dynamic (Figure 5). Once the “factory of the world,” the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region is in the midst of a dramatic economic transition. In some parts of the region, cities are thriving. Guangzhou leads the nation in cross-border e-commerce, and Shenzhen has emerged as the Silicon Valley of China. At the same time, in other corners of the region’s cities—such as Dongguan, Foshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, and Zhuhai—are experiencing slow growth or decline as they struggle to evolve their economies away from competing on low costs towards new product innovation. The losses in these cities have been gains for cheaper nearby cities such as Huizhou and Zhaoqing, which are still rooted in industry. Like China itself, the PRD is not a monolith, and whether its economy will remain rooted in the past or embrace a high-tech rebirth remains to be seen.
Chinese metro areas performance
China’s unprecedented urbanization ensures that its cities will collectively shape and define national trends related to infrastructuretechnology, and economic growth. And because those cities loom large on the world’s economic stage, their continued evolution will help dictate key global economic, social, and environmental outcomes.