Search the world with 36 nations plus UN plus IMF agreeing with china that coastal ports and railRoads link over 90% of world trade
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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

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,
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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.....................
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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

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fierce competition in China edtech

Competition in China’s edtech sector is fierce, with numerous players. Marketing costs and heavy discounting to attract and retain customers eat into profitability, and only the strongest companies can survive. Differentiation or specialization is key to achieving long-lasting growth and profitability.
51Talk focuses on K-12 grades with one-on-one English-language lessons for Chinese students in smaller cities outside Shanghai and Beijing and relies on Filipino teachers.
The more premium-priced Chinese startup VIPKid also specializes in teaching Chinese kids English, but with teachers in North America. The business, formally launched in 2014 by entrepreneur Cindy Mi in Beijing, has attracted more than 600,000 paying customers but continues to need additional financing to chase the opportunity. VIPKid has raised mega-financing of more than $1.1 billion from leading venture capital firms that include Sinovation Ventures and Sequoia Capital China, as well as Chinese tech giant Tencent.
Another well-funded Chinese edtech startup is Yuanfudao, which started off as a test-prep tool but pivoted into larger classes with multiple tutors, usually led by a primary instructor. Yuanfudao recently raised a massive $1 billion in financing from Tencent, Hillhouse Capital, IDG Capital and Boyu Capital. The round brought the Beijing-based company’s total funding to $1.8 billion, at a valuation of $7.8 billion.
Liulishuo, or LAIX, provides a different model. Founded by Yi Wang, a Princeton PhD in computer science and former Google product manager, his innovative edtech company, which went public on the NYSE in 2018, reported $147 million in net revenues for 2019, a 61 percent increase from the prior year. LAIX is disrupting the online education sector by helping Chinese people learn English through AI-powered, interactive, customized courses accessed on mobile phones. The app, which has cumulative registered users of 161.6 million, has cleverly integrated games and social sharing to make for a fun learning experience.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Era of Chinese Multinationals. Competing for Global Dominance

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Webinar recap: Fighting COVID-19

On April 3, the John L. Thornton China Center hosted a webinar featuring health experts discussing their experiences and lessons from the frontlines of COVID-19 in Asia. Brookings President John R. Allen delivered opening remarks, which were followed by two discussions moderated by interim Vice President of Foreign Policy Suzanne Maloney and China Center scholars Cheng Li and Ryan Hass.

In the latest installment of the Brookings Global China project, experts assess China's growing technological reach in the world by focusing on both thematic and technology-specific topics.

The US, China and Asia after the pandemic: more, not less, tension

The world's two most powerful countries are mired in a narrative war over the causes of the COVID-19 pandemic and the apportionment of blame for the global destruction it is causing, write Ryan Hass and Kevin Dong in East Asia Forum. These arguments, they argue, may result in negative-sum outcomes for the United States and China and could lead to heightened tensions across the region.

Fears of a Chinese global takeover are greatly exaggerated  

Writing in Barron's, Susan A. Thornton argues that although "China will not emerge from this crisis as a dominant world will use the crisis to adapt and change, as it has in the past."


New podcast episodes

How will COVID-19 reshape America's logistics workforce? Adie Tomer joins David Dollar on the latest episode of the Dollar & Sense podcast to discuss the geographic distribution of logistics workers, their role in supply chains, the lack of protection for essential workers, and the potential movement of multinational companies out of China.

China's advanced technology ambitions. In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, Lindsey Ford interviews two authors of the most recent release of papers in the Global China series focused on China's aspiration to be a global technology leader. 

In the news

China is making diplomatic inroads with many countries after a slow response to the outbreak early on. But Beijing's early missteps may haunt it: "I am skeptical that many countries will soon forget China's early missteps that contributed to the global spread of the virus," Ryan Hass commented in Reuters.

Cheng Li on US-China pandemic cooperation. Cheng Li joins other American scholars in Cankao Xiaoxi (in Chinese) to explain why U.S.-China cooperation is critical to combating the COVID-19 epidemic and addressing other future global crises.

The global supply chain is changing amid the coronavirus crisis. in the South China Morning Post, David Dollar stated that "this crisis is more likely to accelerate decoupling than to lead to better cooperation."

After COVID-19, Taiwan will have to navigate a world that will never be the same. The coronavirus crisis has exposed a range of fresh challenges and questions about the future of the US-China relationship, writes Ryan Hass in a recent Taipei Times op-ed. Taiwan's role in this changing environment depends largely on how the people of Taiwan answer a number of these looming questions.

About the China Center 

The John L. Thornton China Center develops timely, independent analysis and policy recommendations to help U.S. and Chinese leaders address key long-term challenges, both in terms of U.S.-China relations and China's internal development.
A note on the Brookings response to COVID-19
The Brookings Institution campus in Washington, D.C. will be closed through at least June 1. For more information, read our full guidance here. As Brookings experts continue to assess the global impacts of COVID-19, read the latest analysis and policy recommendations at our coronavirus page or stay up to date with our coronavirus newsletter.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Full text of Xi's remarks at Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-26 23:38:21|Editor: huaxia
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders' Summit on COVID-19 via video link in Beijing, capital of China, March 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday delivered a speech titled "Working Together to Defeat the COVID-19 Outbreak" at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit via video link in Beijing.
The following is an English translation of the full text of the speech:
Working Together to Defeat the COVID-19 Outbreak
Remarks by H.E. Xi Jinping
President of the People's Republic of China
At the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit
Beijing, 26 March 2020
Your Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,
Dear Colleagues,
It is good to join you. Let me begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to His Majesty King Salman and Saudi Arabia for having done tremendous work of communication and coordination to make this summit possible.
Facing the COVID-19 outbreak that caught us all by surprise, the Chinese government and Chinese people have been undaunted as we took on this formidable task. From day one of our fight against the outbreak, we have put people's life and health first. We have acted according to the overall principle of shoring up confidence, strengthening unity, ensuring science-based control and treatment and imposing targeted measures. We have mobilized the whole nation, set up collective control and treatment mechanisms and acted with openness and transparency. What we fought was a people's war against the outbreak. We have put up a strenuous struggle and made tremendous sacrifices. Now the situation in China is moving steadily in a positive direction. Life and work are quickly returning to normal. Yet, there is no way we will lower our guard or relax control.
At the most difficult moment in our fight against the outbreak, China received assistance and help from a lot of members of the global community. Such expressions of friendship will always be remembered and cherished by the Chinese people.
Major infectious disease is the enemy of all. As we speak, the COVID-19 outbreak is spreading worldwide, posing enormous threat to life and health and bringing formidable challenge to global public health security. The situation is disturbing and unsettling. At such a moment, it is imperative for the international community to strengthen confidence, act with unity and work together in a collective response. We must comprehensively step up international cooperation and foster greater synergy so that humanity as one could win the battle against such a major infectious disease.
For that to happen, I would like to put forth four proposals.
First, we need to be resolute in fighting an all-out global war against the COVID-19 outbreak. The community of nations must move swiftly to stem the spread of the virus. In this regard, I propose that a G20 health ministers' meeting be convened as quick as possible to improve information sharing, strengthen cooperation on drugs, vaccines and epidemic control, and cut off cross-border infections. G20 members need to jointly help developing countries with weak public health systems enhance preparedness and response. I propose a G20 COVID-19 assistance initiative for better information sharing and policy and action coordination with the support of the World Health Organization. Guided by the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, China will be more than ready to share our good practices, conduct joint research and development of drugs and vaccines, and provide assistance where we can to countries hit by the growing outbreak.
Second, we need to make a collective response for control and treatment at the international level. This is a virus that respects no borders. The outbreak we are battling is our common enemy. All must work together to build a strongest global network of control and treatment that the world has ever seen. China has set up its online COVID-19 knowledge center that is open to all countries. It is imperative that countries pool their strengths and speed up research and development of drugs, vaccines and testing capabilities in the hope to achieve early breakthrough to the benefit of all. Discussions are also needed regarding the establishment of regional emergency liaison mechanisms to enable quicker response to public health emergencies.
Third, we need to support international organizations in playing their active roles. China supports WHO in leading the global efforts to develop science-based and proper control and treatment and minimize cross-border spread. I call on G20 members to enhance anti-epidemic information sharing with the support of WHO and to promote control and treatment protocols that are comprehensive, systematic and effective. The G20 platform for communication and coordination may be used to increase policy dialogue and exchange, and a high-level meeting on international public health security may be convened in due course. For China, we will be happy to join other countries and scale up support for relevant international and regional organizations.
Fourth, we need to enhance international macro-economic policy coordination. The outbreak has disrupted production and demand across the globe. Countries need to leverage and coordinate their macro policies to counteract the negative impact and prevent the world economy from falling into recession. We need to implement strong and effective fiscal and monetary policies to keep our exchange rates basically stable. We need to better coordinate financial regulation to keep global financial markets stable. We need to jointly keep the global industrial and supply chains stable. What China will do in this regard is to increase its supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients, daily necessities, and anti-epidemic and other supplies to the international market. What's more, we also need to protect women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, and provide for people's basic needs. China will continue to pursue a proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy. We will continue to advance reform and opening-up, widen market access, improve the business environment, and expand imports and outbound investment to contribute to a stable world economy.
I want to call on all G20 members to take collective actions - cutting tariffs, removing barriers, and facilitating the unfettered flow of trade. Together, we can send a strong signal and restore confidence for global economic recovery. The G20 needs to draw up an action plan and promptly set up communication mechanisms and institutional arrangements for anti-epidemic macro policy coordination.
Dear Colleagues,
Now is a crucial moment, a time for us to rise up to challenge and act with swiftness. I am convinced that through solidarity and mutual assistance, we will prevail over this outbreak and we all will embrace a brighter future for mankind!
Thank you.
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