Archive for the ‘China’ Category

China’s Digital Silk Road

Via Center for Strategic & International Studies, a transcript of an interesting panel discussion on the digital Silk Road: Matthew P. Goodman: Good morning, everyone. My name is Matthew Goodman. I hold the Simon Chair in political economy here at CSIS. Delighted to welcome you here to our humble abode for this event on the […]

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How A Chinese Pay TV Company Is Serving Up Soft Power In Africa

Via The Diplomat, a report on StarTimes’ growth in Africa: According to BuzzFeed News, on February 1 Chinese state television broadcaster CGTN America registered as a foreign agent in the United States, to comply with the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). CGTN America director-general Jing Ma remained upbeat, claiming the registration was not a reflection on the […]

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Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere Into the Center of the World Economy?

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on Kazakhstan’s Khorgos Gateway, a dry port where goods can be transferred among the trains crisscrossing Asia and Europe, which China believes is the next foothold in its trillion-dollar campaign to transform global infrastructure: The Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility is a striking name for an absence. It is […]

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The Globalization of Gwadar

Via OBOReurope, a look at Gwadar In early 2019, several states in Middle East announced their interest in the port of Gwadar in Pakistan. The port of Gwadar is the flagship project of  China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). With the opening of the CECP to the rest of the world, the port of Gwadar is likely […]

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The Story Behind China’s Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan

Via The Diplomat, the story behind China’s long-stalled mine in Afghanistan where – nine years after Chinese companies took control of Mes Aynak – copper extraction has yet to start: One-third of the Afghan population lives below the poverty line (earning less than $2 a day) and a further 50 percent are barely above this […]

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One Belt, One Road and Many Countries: China In Central Asia

Via China In Central Asia, a detailed look at BRI in Central Asia: After the collapse of the Soviet Union the newly independent countries of the Central Asian region for the first time in their modern history looked beyond the iron curtain with which they were isolated from the world within the Soviet era. They […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.