Search the world with 36 nations plus UN plus IMF agreeing with china that coastal ports and railRoads link over 90% of world trade $BR0 china
#BR12 UN IMF #BR1 japan far east isles asean10 Malaysia #BR2 Bangladesh india Pakistan #BR3 Russia #BR4 central euro/asia #Br5 west euro Italy Switzerland #BR6 n america #BR7 UAE mideast #BR8 med sea nations #BR9 africa - egypt rwanda #BR10 Latin AM #BR11 Arctic/polar

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

THE DC SPRING 2018
(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
.BRI.school 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.....................
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today BRAC.net 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 .Chinathanks.com 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, March 23, 2021

 will china use digital yuan to bring down entire private credit market? 1

where does this leave vibrant village microbanking and its historical lead of vilage supply vhains eg taobao as well as tech leapfrogs for sustianability


Friday, February 26, 2021

China Moves Ahead on Digital Yuan Before 2022 Winter Olympics Elizabeth Chen With the People’s Republic of China (PRC) a frontrunner in the global race towards digital currency, the central bank People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has taken several steps this year to explore the international use of a digital yuan. Although there is no official timetable for the launch of China’s sovereign digital currency, economic planners are reportedly aiming to implement the digital yuan ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing—one year from now. Ahead of the Lunar New Year (February 12) this year, pilot programs trialing the nation’s digital currency (e-CNY), formally known as the Digital Currency / Electronic Payment system (DC/EP, 数字货币/电子支付体系, shuzi huobi/dianzi zhicun tixi), were rolled out in top cities such as Shenzhen, Suzhou, and Beijing. Shanghai and Guangdong have also announced plans to pilot the e-CNY (SCMP, February 8)A joint venture between the PBOC’s Digital Currency Research Institute (3 percent ownership) (DCRI, 中国人民银行数字货币研究所, zhongguo renmin yinhang shuzi huobi yanjiusuo), the PBOC China National Clearing Center (34 percent ownership), the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) (55 percent ownership), and several other Chinese entities was established on January 16 (money.163.com, February 6).

Thursday, February 4, 2021

 

ThinkINchina

Dear ThinkINchina friends,
we are glad to announce our next online talk:
Date:     Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Time:    16.00 Beijing time; 09.00 CET
Venue:  Online, you'll receive the link for Zoom after registering

SHE Gangzheng 佘纲正, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University
Brandon FRIEDMAN, Director of Research, the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University

Chinese investments in Israel have grown significantly in recent years, especially in the fields of software, IT services, and electronics. According to 2018 data from the World Bank, Israel imports the majority of goods from China ($10.4 billion), with the U.S. a close second ($10.2 billion). Moreover, China is the second biggest destination for Israeli exports ($4.8 billion), with the U.S. leading by a large margin ($16.8 billion).

Israel is not only an important economic and trade partner of China in the Middle East, but also a key element of China’s current strategy to promote the Belt and Road Initiative. China’s strategic interest is based on the fact that Israel is one of the world’s foremost commercial, food and security powerhouses and it enjoys significant grassroots support in the U.S. This relation has attracted increasing scrutiny and pressure from Washington, eager to limit Israeli engagement with China in its strategic sectors, as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, and infrastructures, especially because an FDI screening mechanism just began to be implemented by Israel but has not satisfied the American ally so far.

Within China’s strategy in the wider Mediterranean region, what are the challenges and opportunities lying ahead when discussing about Sino-Israeli relations? And will the new Biden-led U.S. administration change the course of its relations?

Join us for a new ThinkINchina online talk, where professor She Gangzheng from Tsinghua University and professor Brandon Friedman from Tel Aviv University, guided by professor Andrea Ghiselli from Fudan University, will help us understand what 2021 will look like in Sino-Israeli political and economic relations.

On our website, you'll find the reports of all our past events, and since right now we cannot organize live events in Beijing, the online talks we started to organize in December will be recorded and uploaded on our YouTube channel, don't miss our event#77 on Sino-European Relations of December 3rd!

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Monday, January 4, 2021

surprising 2020 - forbes reports china has new richest man - seemingly low tech water is where money is flowing

 China’s richest man: Nongfu Spring Chairman Zhong Shanshan. And rather than Alibaba and Ant, it’s Nongfu that is helping to mint a new crop of billionaires at the end of a pandemic year full of surprises.    

Zhong is worth $78 billion on the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List today. That makes him the No. 1 richest person in China, No. 8 in the world, No. 1 in Asia, and nearly $20 billion richer than Ma, if you optimistically assume Ant’s recent IPO valuation eventually sticks and Ma’s wealth benefits. 

Zhong’s fortune has rocketed with the Sept. 8 listing of his main business, Nongfu Spring, which controls about a quarter of China’s bottled water market. From their IPO price of HK$21.50, they ended today at HK$54.90. His more than 80% stake limits Nongfu’s trading liquidity, yet select global investors have gotten in. Funds associated with Fidelity International, Coatue Management and ORIX Asia Capital have profited from the stock’s rise. 

 Zhong’s fortune also got a big bump this year from an IPO by Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Its shares were trading at 195.27 yuan this morning compared with its IPO price of 8.75 yuan in April, in part of hopes it can develop a COVID vaccine with partner GlaxoSmithKline. Nearly $10 billion of Zhong’s fortune comes from his holding in Wantai, a business he chairs. 

In the same way that Ma has a colorful early history as a humble English teacher, Zhong has one, too, once reportedly having worked in construction and journalism. He set up the predecessor company to Nongfu in 1996. Zhong’s flagship is headquartered in the same city as Alibaba, Hangzhou. 

Rather than the expected wave of new billionaires from Ant’s IPO capping off the year, it’s Nongfu that is instead generating new billionaires and billionaire families in China. Lu Xiaowei, an elder sister of Zhong’s wife Lu Xiaoping, Zhong Xiaoxiao, a younger sister of Zhong Shanshan, Lu Cheng, an elder brother of Zhong Shanshan’s wife, and Lu Xiaofu, another sister of Zhong Shanshan’s wife, all have holdings worth more than $1 billion, according to ownership figures in Nongfu’s prospectus. Three sons of deceased Hong Mengyue – an earlier executive – hold a combined $2 billion of shares. A sister-in-law of Zhong Shanshan’s wife – Lu Xiaozhen—also shares a billion-dollar fortune with her son and daughter.  

China needs healthy tech companies to help achieve its economic growth goals and global ambitions, so it’d be an investment mistake to count its tech giants out for good. Yet it’d also be a mistake to overlook homegrown brands such as Nongfu, as a likely easing of the global pandemic next year fuels faster consumer spending in the country.