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
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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,
2 South-Belt; 3NorthBelt
4 centre eurasia &E.Euro; 5WEuro 6 N.Am; 7 MidEast8MedSea 9Africa 10LatinAm11 Arctic Circle 12UN-urgent....
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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.....................
today offers the livelihood learning network poorest billion communities need most - 40 years ago
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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

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Special: China's First Import Expo
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) has been a chance to showcase “the best of what the United Kingdom has to offer,” Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox said Tuesday, while calling for reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and speaking out against protectionism.
Speaking at a launch event for the UK Pavilion at the CIIE, Fox was keen to stress the importance of the theme of innovation, saying it was what “defines the UK, what excites the UK, and what unites us in our drive for a future partnership with China.”
The UK is one of 12 guest of honor countries at the CIIE, with Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting the country's pavilion on Monday, accompanied by Fox and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
Speaking at a press conference later on Tuesday, Fox said “we're very impressed by the expo,” explaining that the UK had committed to the CIIE early on because the concept of an import-oriented expo was important.
Fox said that the UK “welcomes China's ongoing efforts to open up, increasing imports across both goods and services and improving the business environment.”
The UK encourages China to further deepen its opening up efforts, with Fox calling for “a clear timeline for liberalization.”
While praising the trade relationship between Beijing and London, Fox said that there was still room for growth in cooperation on services. Only 18 percent of the UK's exports to China are services, according to Fox, with the financial services sector a particular area that could be developed.
“It is obvious that the United Kingdom will be a key financial services trade partner with China, as the UK is the world's second largest financial center and London is the global financial capital,” said Fox.
Fox strongly rejected the idea of Brexit making the UK a more isolated country, describing it as “a very open market” which has long championed free trade.
The UK minister praised China's 40 years of reform and opening up, particularly the way that it has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.
Speaking out against protectionism, Fox cited OECD data that shows non-tariff barriers to trade applied by G20 countries grew almost four-fold between 2010 and 2015.
“I think that there's not only an economic case, but also a moral case, that those of us who have most benefited from free and open trade should want to ensure that those benefits are available not just to the next generation in our own countries, but globally too.”
While Fox spoke out in support of a rules-based trading system under the WTO, he also said that the trade body needs to be reformed. “It is in everybody's interests that if we feel the rules-based system isn't working well, we improve it rather than abandon it.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

update nov 2018 on #BR6 #theeconomist usa relations with china
Kennan Institute | Wilson Center
As chillier weather approaches Washington, trade and technology tensions between China and the United States ar  heating. At the Hudson Institute, Vice President Mike Pence said that: “Across the nation, the American people are growing in vigilance, with a newfound appreciation for our administration’s actions to re-set America’s economic and strategic relationship with China, to finally put America First.” China’s law enforcement actions were aimed inward, as Interpol Chief and Chinese security Veteran Meng Hongwei has been detained and revelations about re-education camps for Xinjiang’s Uighurs were confirmed.    
Groundwork is underway for a Xi-Trump meeting at the 2019 G20 summit, and policymakers from both governments are ramping up tariffs and law enforcement actions that don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.

Rui Zhong
Program Assistant
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

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