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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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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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Egypt's new investment law

Egypt's new investment law

Egypt's new investment law

Egypt's new investment law

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Morgan Routman

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August 16, 2017

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Egypt’s New Investment Lawbreaks down years of bureaucracy to open the market to foreign investors. The law will streamline the investment process, and aims to promote investments in under-developed areas and industries by offering some serious incentivesfor potential investors.

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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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"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

"Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" by Eric Trager

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Deborah Lehr

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August 9, 2017

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In his detailed and well-researched book, Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days, Eric Trager tells the engaging true story of the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise and fall in the aftermath of the Egyptian January 2011 Revolution.

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From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

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Basilinna

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May 15, 2017

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International travel to the Middle East took a major hit after the Arab Spring, falling by as much as one-third in Egypt, but Chinese tourists have proved to be the exception to the trend. Inbound travel to the region from China is sharply up, despite security risks and political uncertainty: more than half a million Chinese tourists visited Dubai last year, and the number of Chinese travelers to Egypt tripled to 200,000 over the past three years.

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Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

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Basilinna

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February 16, 2017

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Nine newly-appointed Egyptian ministers and five governors, including Egypt’s first female governor, were sworn in on Thursday before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo as part of a cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle, which mainly involves ministries related to public services and the economy, was approved by parliament on Tuesday.

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Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

Landmark agreement protects Egypt’s #CultureUnderThreat

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Deborah Lehr

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December 1, 2016

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Secretary John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry signed the first bilateral agreement between the U.S. and an Arab country to protect cultural heritage at a ceremony in the historic Treaty Room of the U.S. State Department this week.

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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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Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

Egypt's economic situation still manageable, China key supporter: Experts

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China Daily

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November 3, 2016

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The economic situation in Egypt is difficult yet manageable and China is a major economic supporter to the Arab country, said lawmakers and economic experts in a press conference held Wednesday at the State Information Service (SIS) headquarters in Cairo.

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Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

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Basilinna

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September 20, 2016

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Principal Deputy Minister for Planning, Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar, interviews with Youm7 newspaper for their Euromoney issue

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Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

Looted art helps fund jihadists in Europe

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Deborah Lehr

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August 25, 2016

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Brussels has long been a destination of choice for those illegally trafficking antiquities—a category that potentially includes the funders of terrorism that has taken lives throughout the West in recent months.

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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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