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New Partners, New Challenges: The BRI Comes to Latin America and the Caribbean

New Partners, New Challenges: The BRI Comes to Latin America and the Caribbean

New Partners, New Challenges: The BRI Comes to Latin America and the Caribbean

New Partners, New Challenges: The BRI Comes to Latin America and the Caribbean

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Leigh Wedell

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October 23, 2019

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Earlier October, Basilinna COO, Leigh Wedell was invited to a panel convened by the Atlantic Council on the topic of ‘Belt and Road in Latin America: Where does the future lie?’ The panel took up some of the issues explored in their new report on the trajectory of Chinese investment and its implications for the region.

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Quick Take: Belt and Road Forum Attempts to Address Growing Criticism

Quick Take: Belt and Road Forum Attempts to Address Growing Criticism

Quick Take: Belt and Road Forum Attempts to Address Growing Criticism

Quick Take: Belt and Road Forum Attempts to Address Growing Criticism

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Basilinna

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May 3, 2019

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President Xi Jinping presided over China’s Second Belt and Road Forum last week in Beijing amidst growing international criticism. Here’s our quick take on what you need to know.

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Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

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Deborah Lehr

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April 1, 2019

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In a controversial move, Italy broke ranks with its EU counterparts to become the first major economy to sign onto China’s signature foreign and economic policy, the Belt and Road Initiative. President Xi Jinping made Italy his first stop on a European tour on March 22 to strengthen ties between the two countries. Significant contracts are expected to flow between the two countries as a result of the signing of this agreement, in addition to the 29 deals worth $2.8 billion that were signed during Xi Jinping's visit to Rome.

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sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

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sky TG24

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March 24, 2019

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Basilinna CEO, Deborah Lehr, was featured in sky TG24, discussing President Xi Jinping's visit to Italy, Italy joining the Belt and Road Initiative, and the U.S. reaction (interview in Italian).

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China.org.cn: China, Egypt reap mutual benefits through strategic cooperation

China.org.cn: China, Egypt reap mutual benefits through strategic cooperation

China.org.cn: China, Egypt reap mutual benefits through strategic cooperation

China.org.cn: China, Egypt reap mutual benefits through strategic cooperation

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Deborah Lehr

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February 25, 2019

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On his recent visit to Egypt, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan noted that "both [of these] ancient civilizations share extensive interests and great cooperation potential." Egypt and China have much in common – a long and storied history, being a dominant power in their regions and strong potential for being partners in future growth. As China seeks to expand and diversify, there is much to attract a Chinese company to the land of the Great Pyramids.

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B&R helps China firms to expand in overseas markets

B&R helps China firms to expand in overseas markets

B&R helps China firms to expand in overseas markets

B&R helps China firms to expand in overseas markets

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China Daily

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March 5, 2018

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After years of development, the Belt and Road Initiative is increasingly helping Chinese companies to go global, besides driving regional and global economic growth, said the top executive of Basilinna, a US-based strategic business consulting firm. Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna and vice-chairman of The Paulson Institute, a Chicago-based think tank and research institution, said Chinese companies are now ramping up their efforts to expand overseas.

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Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

As the slow wheels of government inch toward policies that lead to cleaner air, Egyptian drivers could hold the key to a faster result, with the answer provided by an unlikely partner – Chinese auto companies. The steadily growing demand for ground transportation has Egypt facing fast growing levels of greenhouse gas emissions, with 50 percent stemming just from vehicles.

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Greening the Belt and Road: opportunities for Egypt

Greening the Belt and Road: opportunities for Egypt

Greening the Belt and Road: opportunities for Egypt

Greening the Belt and Road: opportunities for Egypt

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Deborah Lehr

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December 18, 2017

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Much has been made of China’s grand building plan for the Belt and Road Initiative, but little attention is focused on the “green” standards that China is proposing to receive this investment. Launched in 2013 by China’s President Xi Jinping, the B&R is a one-trillion-dollar plan to finance infrastructure investments spanning over 60 countries and covering three quarters of the world’s population.

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China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

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Basilinna

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September 8, 2017

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The China-Arab States Expo is a four-day event that has assembled executives from the countries along the Belt and Road. This year, more than 1,000 companies are being represented by executives at the conference, and nearly 5,000 exhibitors from 31 different industries, ranging from tech to transportation, are present as well.

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Opportunities abound along the modern silk road

Opportunities abound along the modern silk road

Opportunities abound along the modern silk road

Opportunities abound along the modern silk road

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Deborah Lehr

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August 28, 2017

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While China has announced it will restrict investments overseas to control capital outflows, it is encouraging investment projects that are linked to President Xi Jinping's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Chinese investments in the OBOR countries totaled $33 billion in the first seven months of 2017, already $2 billion higher than all of 2016.

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The Middle East is the hub for China’s modern silk road

The Middle East is the hub for China’s modern silk road

The Middle East is the hub for China’s modern silk road

The Middle East is the hub for China’s modern silk road

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Deborah Lehr

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August 15, 2017

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For nearly 600 years, under the imperial tributary system of the Ming and Qing dynasties, foreign “barbarians” travelled to Beijing to kowtow to the emperor in order to trade with China.

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Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

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Basilinna

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May 22, 2017

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In cooperation with the China Europe Association for Trade and Economic Cooperation, Basilinna hosted the Investment Roundtable in Beijing on May 18 to highlight investment opportunities in Egypt. The event featured Basilinna's partner, Income, Egypt's premier consultancy and investment advisory firm, which presented the incentives for foreign investment as well as specific investment opportunities in Egypt, Africa and the broader Middle East.

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Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

In typical Chinese fashion, this week’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation went off in a big way in Beijing. On May 14 and 15, 1,500 delegates from over 130 nations -- represented by 29 foreign heads of state and more than 200 ministers -- participated in the Forum. The Chinese Government announced 270 deliverables and $124 billion in new investment.

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China in the Middle East: The Silk Road ahead

China in the Middle East: The Silk Road ahead

China in the Middle East: The Silk Road ahead

China in the Middle East: The Silk Road ahead

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Yousra Abdelhameed

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November 11, 2016

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Basilinna was a part of MEI's roundtable that gathered experts on China and the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region to focus on the growing political and economic ties between the countries as well as the implications of these growing ties on U.S.-China/U.S.-MENA relations.

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Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

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Huffington Post

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January 5, 2015

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When Egypt recognized the People’s Republic of China in 1956 — the first Middle Eastern and African country to do so — it ushered the fledgling communist country into the broader international community beyond the Soviet bloc

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