Friday, March 17, 2017
One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR), China-EU trade relations, and (geo)political ‘positioning statements’
I have updated my ever-developing OBOR presentation, following countless discussions with senior policy makers in Europe and China.
Inputs are provided on European trade and investment policies; TPP; Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); Persian Gulf Ports; Africa; Mediterranean; Iran; Russia; India; Pakistan; as well as certain (in my view) "missing links" in the Caspian and Black Seas.
I also touch upon Global Shipping Alliances, mega-ships, and Panama and Suez Canals. Finally, some thoughts on European port policy and on the financing of ports are offered. To be continued (of course)...