How China’s Belt & Road Initiative Impacts Climate Change Accord

How China’s Belt & Road Initiative Impacts Climate Change Accord Chinese leader Xi Jinping launched One Belt, One Road (OBOR) in 2013, later re-translated as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as China’s global infrastructure development strategy for historical Silk Road trading routes. Confusingly, the “belt” refers to land connections, Marco Polo’s northern routes dating from the 13th century;… Continue reading How China’s Belt & Road Initiative Impacts Climate Change Accord

Brexit Impact and Opportunity for ASEAN

Brexit Impact and Opportunity for ASEAN The United Kingdom eventually left the European Union on 31 Jan 2020 after 47 years of membership. But it broke free from its binding Transition Agreement only from 1 Jan 2021, with a new EU Trade Deal and the opportunity for other new bilateral and regional arrangements for “Global… Continue reading Brexit Impact and Opportunity for ASEAN

How EU-Vietnam Trade Pact Will Bring Mutual Benefits

How EU-Vietnam Trade Pact Will Bring Mutual Benefits The European Union-Vietnam trade agreement, which became effective on August 1,2020, is historic because it’s the most comprehensive trade agreement the EU has concluded with a developing country ever. While the immediate effect of the entry into force of the trade agreement is that goods from the… Continue reading How EU-Vietnam Trade Pact Will Bring Mutual Benefits