Entries tagged "Trade"

  • View All Analysis | Sept. 17, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • China Adds $10B To Railway Spending | Aug. 14, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

    The Chinese government is set to expand infrastructure spending by nearly $10 billion to stimulate the economy amid the growing risk of a financial slowdown as its trade war with the U.S. escalates, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Trade War May Hurt BRI | July 9, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

    According to an expert with the German Marshall Fund, a prolonged U.S.- China trade war will make it difficult for China to afford expensive foreign policy ventures, such as its Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Gaining Steam on the Eurasian Economic Union's Railways | May 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • China Gives $1.7M for Mekong Infrastructure | April 19, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

    China is offering $1.7 million to a six-country group along the Mekong River to boost regional trade and ease concerns related to Beijing's massive hydroelectric dam projects along the waterway.

  • China’s Maritime Silk Road | April 3, 2018, 9 a.m.

    Seven CSIS experts unpack the economic and geostrategic implications of China’s infrastructure development across the Indo-Pacific region under the Maritime Silk Road.

  • China's Shrewd Bet on Intercontinental Rail | March 28, 2018, 7:58 a.m.

    A recent report from the Reconnecting Asia Project suggests intercontinental rail will not likely capture enough trade to fundamentally change Eurasia's broader economic picture.

  • What Is an Economic Corridor? | March 27, 2018, 9 a.m.

    As Asia’s powers advance plans for a number of economic corridors to connect the continent, it is important to understand what exactly an economic corridor entails.

  • The Rise of China-Europe Railways | March 6, 2018, 9:46 a.m.

    Just 10 years ago, regular direct freight services from China to Europe did not exist. Today, they connect roughly 35 Chinese cities with 34 European cities. But despite their rapid advances, these lines must compete with maritime routes that have dominated commerce between Asia and Europe since the late fifteenth century. It remains to be seen how much trade they can capture.

  • New Infrastructure Fuels Thai-EEU Trade | Feb. 26, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

    Infrastructure improvements within the Eurasian Economic Union have fueled interest in a free trade agreement between Thailand and the Russia-led bloc.

  • Taiwan to Drop Nuclear Power by 2025 | Feb. 12, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen hopes to wean the island off nuclear power by 2025. To reach its goal, Taiwan is investing in renewable energy sources including a $827 million deal with Japanese company Hitachi for wind turbines.

  • Britain's May Eyeing Chinese Market | Feb. 2, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

    British prime minister Theresa May is expecting $12.8 billion in commercial deals with China. The agreements would focus mainly on the fields of finance, agriculture, science and technology, as well as President Xi Jinping's flagship Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Myanmar Expands Thilawa Port | Dec. 22, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

    Myanmar's rapid increase in trade is pushing the expansion of Thilawa port with the support from Japanese government.

  • BRI to Shape International Trade in 2018 | Dec. 1, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

    The evolving nature of international trade due to China's Belt and Road Initiative will be one key trend to watch in 2018.

  • Eastern Europe’s China Pivot | Nov. 27, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

    Beijing’s star is rising in central and eastern European nations,” reports the Financial Times

  • China in Central and Eastern Europe | Nov. 19, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

    Our “Big Questions” series brings together leading scholars, former policymakers, and top industry experts to tackle critical questions. In the seventh part of this series, we asked a group of experts to comment on China's growing infrastructure investment in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

  • Is Asia Reconnecting? | Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

    This report highlights essays from our Big Question series - an analysis collection that explore the drivers and implications of the massive infrastructure push taking place across the Eurasian continent.

  • Trilateral Rail Project Connects Asia to Europe | Oct. 31, 2017, 10 a.m.

    The inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway has opened the possibility of a southern route for trade between China and Europe.

  • Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century | Oct. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

    It is time to expand transparent, high-standard regional lending mechanisms – tools that will actually help nations instead of saddle them with mounting debt.

  • Slow Trade due to China Slowdown, but BRI may help | Sept. 21, 2017, 9:08 a.m.

    According to some, China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative is bringing people closer together because of the infrastructure it is fueling across the continent.

  • The Iron Silk Road’s Centerpiece | Aug. 8, 2017, 9 a.m.

    When operational, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway could unlock new trade patterns and shift Eurasia’s economic center of gravity inward. The potential gains are significant, but so are the obstacles in laying the Middle Corridor of the New Silk Road.

  • Western Firms Chase Belt and Road Opportunities | Aug. 4, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

    “For years to come, OBOR looks likely to be the toast of Western boardrooms.”

  • Japan Expands Rail Services to Europe | Aug. 1, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

    Japanese international freight forwarder Nippon Express is poised to expand rail services between Europe and Asia to take advantage of anticipated trade hikes from China's Belt and Road Initiative.

  • ASEAN is Key to SE Asia's Soft Infrastructure | July 28, 2017, 9:59 a.m.

    In it's 50th year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations remains a key driver of growth in the region, lowering trade barriers and improving soft infrastructure to facilitate trade.

  • A Second Look at China-Europe Trains | July 26, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

    The news is full these days of “historic” train links between China and Europe. But these powerful symbols aren’t always what they seem. A closer look cautions against declaring that the Silk Road is ba

  • China to Shape International Trade Via Belt and Road | July 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

    As an Asia Pacific power with enormous economic and strategic stakes in the Belt and Road region, the United States cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and watch these infrastructure developments abroad unfold.

  • Duterte's Infrastructure Push Drives $2.75B Deficit | July 11, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

    Officials in the Philippines are hailing the country's record $2.75 billion trade deficit in May as a sign that President Rodrigo Duterte's ambitious infrastructure development plan is successfully fueling the economy.

  • Japan Remains Cautious on China's Belt & Road | July 10, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated that Japan may be willing to cooperate with China on its key foreign policy strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative, under certain conditions to foster closer economic ties.

  • Japan-EU Deal May Fuel Asian Trade | July 7, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

    Japan and the European Union have reached a broad economic partnership agreement which could spur negotiators in the region to double their efforts on other ongoing trade deals.

  • Japan’s Ports and Power | June 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

    A country’s transportation infrastructure is plugged into other national and supranational networks in such a way as to impact, not just domestic economic interests, but also advance national security and foreign policy objectives.

  • Experts Call for Greater Integration in S. Asia | June 6, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

    Bangladesh's State Minister for Foreign Affairs joined a number of experts at the International Conference on The Future of Asia Tuesday in calling for greater integration and connectivity among members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in order to promote trade and economic growth.

  • Belt and Road Boosts China's Competitiveness | June 2, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

  • Japan Revamps Infrastructure Export Strategy | May 26, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

    Japan is working on a revised strategy to promote infrastructure exports after losing out on several bids for high-profile projects to Chinese and Korean competitors.

  • ASEAN Grows Cross-border Shipping Services | May 22, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

  • Special Report: Asian Infrastructure and Trade | May 15, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

    Asia’s infrastructure push could create new alliances, reports FT emerging markets editor James Kynge, drawing upon Reconnecting Asia’s “Competing Visions” map series.

  • Iran's Railway Revolution | May 10, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

    Better infrastructure will not make Iran's economic success inevitable, but it certainly will shape the strategic landscape in which Iran makes its future decisions.

  • Belt and Road Summit | May 9, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

    The Belt and Road’s expansiveness is a double-edged sword. Chinese officials can highlight individual successes and, pointing to a long roster of participants, they can claim international support. Beneath its global banner, though, the Belt and Road is mostly bilateral deal-making.

  • China Unveils New Free Trade Zones | April 24, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

  • Russia and India’s Plan to Skip the Suez Canal | March 14, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

    A new link in the North-South Transport Corridor connecting Russia, Iran, and India could have far-reaching implications for economic patterns between Europe and Asia.

  • 3-D Printing’s Tipping Point | Feb. 22, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

    3-D printing has the potential to disrupt the division of labor in today’s manufacturing sector, putting great stress on regional and global economic arrangements.

  • Disruption on the Docks | Feb. 7, 2017, 10 a.m.

    The fastest growing container trade in the world is intra-Asian trade. It is here that the business case for automated terminal investment is strongest.

  • The Future of Global Trade | Jan. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

    China has a regional strategy for the Asia-Pacific. Look at the Silk Road Initiative…They’re executing on that strategy. And that positions them in a very powerful way – in the region – to be able to call the shots.

  • Asia Should Lead on Trade | Dec. 8, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

  • The Role of U.S. Soft-Infrastructure in Influencing the Reconnecting of Asia | Nov. 17, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

    There are six areas where the United States can directly influence the soft infrastructure in the reconnecting Asia footprint. All of these must be done in coordination with our bilateral and multilateral partners.

  • Marco Polo and the Mongol Hordes | Nov. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

    Like its predecessors, China’s efforts at unifying Eurasia are driven by several factors: a desire to boost trade, a need to find new markets for firms struggling with overcapacity at home, and a desire to set the rules of the new Silk Road.

  • Reconnecting of Asia | Nov. 15, 2016, 3:02 p.m.

    It would be a huge mistake to ignore the significance of the reconnecting of Eurasia.

  • “One Belt, One Road:” What’s in It For Us? | Nov. 7, 2016, 9:26 a.m.

    Americans are not in the game. And, if you’re not in the game, you can’t score. If we’re serious about rebalancing our attention to Asia, we need to get involved in the new institutions Chinese and other Asians are creating.

  • Whither Eurasian Integration? | Oct. 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

    With the fall of the Bamboo Curtain in Asia and of the Iron Curtain in Europe, the progressive economic integration of the Greater Eurasian supercontinent became possible and by now it has become seemingly inevitable.

  • Uzbekistan in a Reconnecting Eurasia | June 18, 2015, midnight

    Uzbekistan's double landlocked geography, coupled with inadequate transport capacity, represents a brake on economic growth. While Tashkent aspires to become a regional hub for transit and trade, many regional political and geographic challenges currently stand in the way.

  • Central Asia in a Reconnecting Eurasia | May 11, 2015, midnight

    More than any time since the collapse of the Silk Road five centuries ago, a focus on Eurasia as a whole is necessary today. Over the past two decades, Eurasia has begun to slowly reconnect, with the emergence of new trade relationships and transit infrastructures.