The New Silk Road Economic Belt and Road

Beijing, China | September 14, 2015

Sep 14, 2015

As envisioned by Beijing, the New Silk Road Economic Belt and Road will comprise two distinct transportation corridors: a land route that connects Xi’an in West China to Duisburg, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands in Europe by way of Central Asia; and a sea route that connects South China to Africa and Europe by way of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India. Both routes present challenge and opportunities for China, with political instability, limited existent infrastructure and corruption all presenting issues.

The European Chamber is delighted to welcome Mr. Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Founder of Dezan Shira & Associates, to present the New Silk Road Economic Belt and its impact on European businesses in China.

Topics covered during the presentation:

  • Outline of the vast extent of China's plans for Eurasia
  • Details on both Overland and Maritime Routes
  • Existing and new Institutional Entities such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Comments on Infrastructure Build, What Exists and What is Required
  • Potential Problems, Bottlenecks, Diplomacy, Corruption and Financing Issues
  • Intelligence Concerning Foreign Investment Opportunities
  • Impact upon China, India, South-East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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Beijing, China | September 14, 2015

  • Chris Devonshire-Ellis

    Chairman & Founding Partner

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