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China Heeds Home Truths for Economy

Tom Clifford | International Policy Digest  It’s over. The China threat. No Thucydides Trap of a rising power threatening an established power. Still some room for misunderstandings, a naval clash in the South China Sea, an exchange at the border war with India, fighter jets taking matters into their own hands. But the economic race […]

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The Business Support Contract is a no front fee transaction!

This is a no front fee transaction for qualified clients and companies of substance. THIS IS A NO FRONT FEE TRANSACTION if your last year’s revenues are equal or higher than the instrument that you seek.   YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING IN ADVANCE This transaction is completely free of any advance payments […]

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Securities Borrowing and Lending is probably the only way to generate a valid Bank Guarantee or Standby Letter of Credit – if your own bank refuses to provide you with this service.

With this Securities Borrowing and Lending concept you probably have the only way to generate a valid Bank Guarantee or Standby Letter of Credit if you do not have at least 100% of face value on account with your bank, and your own bank therefore would not issue such an instrument for you. A valid […]

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China and Latin America: A pragmatic embrace

Ted Piccone July 2020 Ted Piccone examines the tightening embrace between China and the Latin American and Caribbean region. He highlights how China has emerged as a heavyweight in trade and investment and the implications for the region’s infrastructure and energy systems, as well as for its politics. China’s growing involvement in the region also […]

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Testing the limits of China and Brazil’s partnership

Harold Trinkunas Harold Trinkunas explores the relationship between Brazil and China, which is largely grounded in trade and investment. Brazil trades nearly twice as much with China as with the United States, a gap that has been widening as a result of trade diversion resulting from the U.S.-China trade war. Brazil and China also have […]

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Considerations – Leasing Financial Instruments

Considerations if you are looking into leasing a financial instrumentImagine there is a very wealthy investor with Euro 10 million in liquid cash. He is supposed to issue an SBLC to support a third party. Let us assume this third party is you. Let us further assume, it is your intention to borrow Euro 7 […]

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China’s Indian Ocean ambitions

Investment, influence, and military advantage, a report by Joshua T. White, Nonresident Fellow – Foreign Policy Joshua T. White documents China’s expanding engagements in the Indian Ocean region (IOR). He concludes that even though present-day Chinese power projection capabilities in the IOR remain modest, China appears to be pursuing capabilities that would enable it to […]

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Madiha Afzal, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy “At all costs”: How Pakistan and China control the narrative on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Madiha Afzal focuses on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), arguing that the Chinese and Pakistani governments have aggressively controlled the narrative on […]

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Great power rivalry in the Red Sea

China’s experiment in Djibouti and implications for the United States by Zach Vertin, Former Brookings Expert Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. – The White House Zach Vertin spotlights the Red Sea as a potential theater of great power competition. He notes that China’s economic and strategic expansion in the region — […]

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A BRI(dge) too far: The unfulfilled promise and limitations of China’s involvement in Afghanistan

by Vanda Felbab-Brown, Director – Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors Co-Director – Africa Security Initiative Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology Vanda Felbab-Brown discusses China’s growing presence in Afghanistan. She argues that Chinese objectives in Afghanistan have now become largely security-related, superseding earlier economic interests, as China seeks to halt […]