Business as a Force for Good

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The Role of Energy within BRI

Business and Geopolitical Perspectives

The Belt & Road Initiative: Scope of Projects and Financing Issues

Getting a handle on the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) has proven to be challenging: there is no official definition of the geographical scope, no clear development plan or budget, no clear rule for projects to be included and no single branch of the Chinese…

BRI: Dispute Resolution and Jurisdictional Issues

The Belt and Road Initiative possibly offers interesting opportunities for non-Chinese participation. However, knowledgeable investors know that with rewards come risks, says D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel. In this article, they discuss the question of how to effectively manage disputes that are not only cross-border…

Belt & Road Initiative: Business Opportunities and Challenges for European SMEs

The size and scope of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) warrant European companies, including SMEs, giving it a close look. In fact, according to the European Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey 2018, businesses are doing just that: more than half of respondents saw opportunities in…

BRI: An Optimistic View from Harrogate, UK

From a European perspective the story of the BRI is a mixed bag of optimistic rhetoric and political suspicion. However, de­spite the sky-is-falling noises mainly from nationalistic European politicians, Chinese investment across Europe remains both sought-after and welcomed by business, according to Jon Geldart, Executive…

Book Review: China’s Asian Dream—Empire Building Along the New Silk Road

Reviewing Tom Miller’s book China’s Asian Dream: Empire Building along the New Silk Road, Kevin O’Donnell tells us that Westerners may be forgiven for having only a vague idea of the resource wealth and geopolitical significance of countries in Central Asia. But the Chinese are…

BRI: The Long and Winding Road

In his forward to this special issue of Eurobiz on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Mats Harborn, President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, outlines the constructive role the Chamber has to play when it comes to improving BRI projects. Focusing on…