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Bob Savic
This year’s G7 annual gathering of developed economies in Biarritz, France, yielded very little in the way of solutions for a sagging and troubled global economy, and the various social and environmental challenges facing globalisation. The ineffectiveness of this select group in influencing the course of world development is doubtless due to a variety of...
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GPI senior fellow, Bob Savic, has been cited in a The Chinese Weekly’s twitter announcement as “an expert in China’s economic and political interaction with the world”. The Chinese Weekly – one of the largest circulation Chinese language newspapers in the UK – made the comment in reference to Bob’s recent article in the academic...
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China has been ramping up its political and economic ties with Central and Eastern Europe “CEE” in recent years. But, beyond the growing skeptical media attention pointing to China’s ambitions in competing with the European Union “EU” and major western European states for influence in CEE, does Beijing actually have a long term game plan...
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The Trump Administration’s furore over its trade standoff with an unyielding government in Beijing is rapidly evolving into an orchestrated series of targeted assaults on China’s corporate interests on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Washington’s most recent salvo involved calling in a favour from its close northern neighbour to assist in detaining Chinese telecoms...
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China’s massive, continent spanning OBOR project is attracting increasing support from Asian governments, including many that have long had poor relations with China.  This development has to be understood in terms of the regions’ enormous infrastructure deficit, the lack of alternative funding, and the changing reality of Asian geopolitics and economic relations.   China has become the principal...
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As Theresa May’s Conservative government and the European Union prepare negotiating positions for a future post-Brexit relationship, the UK’s financial services trade with the EU’s Single Market looks set to become a key battleground in upcoming talks.  Alongside Brexit negotiations, the European Commission has announced its intentions to complete a Capital Market Union that will...
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The UK’s Centre of Economic and Business Research said in its recently released 2018 World Economic League Table that China’s economy will overtake that of the US, in exchange rate terms, by 2032. Some… THE FULL ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OF THE BANGKOK POST.
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Thanks to its waning relationships in the West, Russia is developing ever closer ties with key Asian allies, most notably India. Russia wants friends but is prepared to be regarded as an enemy. The country’s sinister image was reinforced last year when its military undertook simulated attacks across northern Europe, prompting the head of the...
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About a generation ago, on November 8, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed. It was a momentous event in modern history that marked the rise of the United States as the sole global superpower, and shortly thereafter, the rise of the European Union (EU) as a supranational concept dominating national European government policymaking in a range...
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Bob Savic says China’s offer to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh – in order to solve the core issues of the Rohingya refugee crisis – is an extension of its diplomatic Belt and Road Initiative. When Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the “Belt and Road Initiative” in 2013, it seemed to be essentially an economic project, albeit one of...
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