Paytm Appoints Ex-Alibaba Chief as VP

Paytm, an Indian e-commerce shopping website, has appointed ex-Chief of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Bhushan Patil, as its new Vice President. Patil worked with Alibaba for over five years, during which time he helped run the company website. Alibaba has already invested US$680 million in Paytm this year and realizes the importance of expanding its … Read more

Balkan Silk Road Sparkling Jewel

No nation has more potential to become the Silk Road Monaco and attract global capital than Montenegro. There are jewels and there are Silk Road jewels. But these jewels are few and far between on a map that covers so many nations with so many challenges. One of the hidden jewels on this long and … Read more

Li Discusses Government Work Report

Last week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang chaired a State Council executive meeting. At the top of the agenda was assigning ministries with tasks laid out in the Government Work Report. Li noted that, “governments at all levels should appropriately allocate funds, accelerate the issuance of bonds, and promptly introduce supporting measures as soon as possible.” … Read more

BRI Projects Stall

The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is the centrepiece of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy. In 2017, he even wrote it into the Communist Party’s constitution. Amid the pandemic, while many nations may be wishing they could continue to push forward with projects they signed, many BRI projects are stalling as countries struggle with … Read more

China Eases Air Restrictions

China will loosen restrictions on international air travel that were put in place to control the spread of COVID-19. This move came hours after the US pushed Beijing to allow US airlines to resume flights to the nation. China and the US have been in close communication on the subject of air travel, and now … Read more

GoforIsrael Conference

“In Israel a thousand kilometre journey begins with innovation” said Edouard Cukierman, Managing Partner Catalyst CEL Fund, at the opening of the GoforIsrael conference. Now in its 16th year this event was held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai on September 20. Illustrating the importance put on China by Israeli companies this was the … Read more

The CP China Saga

No foreign investor is more powerful in China than Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand From humble beginnings in Bangkok ’s Chinatown back in the early 1920s, two Chinese brothers opened a storefront business selling seeds that evolved into one of the first massive Asian multinational conglomerates. This family-owned enterprise now goes by the name of Charoen … Read more

AUSTRALIA: Tightening Trade Ties

Sino-Australian economic ties continue to be strong and solid, with reliance on each other’s economies and a recently announced Free Trade Agreement. AUSTRALIA AND China have “wonderfully complementary economies”, according to Danny Armstrong, general manager for National Australia Bank, China Banking. The relationship has become increasingly cooperative, as the two nations enjoy strong trade relationships … Read more

China reopens embassy in Somalia

After 23 years, China’s embassy in Somalia is set to be reopened after Wei Hongtian, Chargés d’affaires of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, presented his credentials to Somalia’s foreign minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh at a ceremony in Mogadishu. The appointment of the Chinese diplomat comes after more than 20 years of hiatus … Read more