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Belt and Road Weekly Investor Intelligence #1

 November 3, 2020 Posted by China Briefing Reading Time: 3   minutes Welcome to the first issue of China Briefing’s Belt & Road Initiative Weekly Investor Intelligence round up. With many of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure projects now coming to completion, opportunities to exploit this infrastructure in the form of new business set ups to exploit it are becoming available. New highways, bridges, and railways increase passenger flows – opening new areas and leading to increasing trade and the need for services to support these. Every week we will examine where some of these opportunities are about to come to fruition. Belt & Road Analysis How Does China Know Its Belt And Road Initiative Will Work?  Because It Tried It Out On Itself First  China began its own massive infrastructure build in 2008 when the Global Financial Crisis hit. Since then, its middle class has risen five-fold to 550 million and credit card issuance from 150 to 746 million. Is understanding the proven i

Gwadar Port development slows down in the face of Baloch resistance

China's ambitious project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for access to the Arabian Sea is yet to see the light of day. The CPEC, a part of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), was supposed to connect occupied East Turkestan with Gwadar. India Today OSINT team, through latest satellite imagery, analyses the Chinese efforts at developing this port.  Col Vinayak Bhat (Retd)  New Delhi November 3, 2020 UPDATED: November 3, 2020 16:53 IST A general view of Gwadar port in Gwadar, Pakistan. (Photo: Reuters) China's ambitious project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for access to the Arabian Sea is yet to see the light of day. The CPEC, a part of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), was supposed to connect occupied East Turkestan with Gwadar. The Gwadar Port development project that started two decades ago has not yet begun full operations. The India Today OSINT team, through latest satellite imagery, analyses the Chinese efforts at developing this port. The satellite images of S