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本期丝络谈™每月通讯《丝络速递™》涵盖的内容包括:加州为何特别能从拜习会中获益、元宇宙如何拉近中国与Meta的距离、巴拿马和苏伊士运河对贸易带来的挑战、新加坡对亚洲的见解。Read more

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This issue of SinoExpress™, a monthly newsletter of SINOTALKS®, covers why California is well-placed to reap benefits brought by the Biden-Xi meeting, how the Metaverse brings China and Meta closer, what challenges the Panama and Suez Canals present to trade, and Singapore’s insights about Asia.Read more

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China has signed memoranda of cooperation with Laos, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan to establish RMB clearing arrangements for handling cross-border transactions between China and these countries. Are other countries likely to follow suit and establish RMB clearing arrangements to strengthen their economic relations with China?
中国与老挝、哈萨克斯坦、巴基斯坦等国签署合作备忘录,为处理中国与这些国家的跨境交易建立人民币清算安排。其他国家是否会仿效建立人民币清算安排,以加强与中国的经济关系?Read more

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Since late 2021, China has been pushing the development of the Metaverse and expressing its keen interest in joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, which was signed by Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore in June 2020. These efforts and their latest developments, together with President XI Jinping’s current visit to Central Asia, help show China’s strategic preparations for the future.Read more

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The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (the “DEPA”) Joint Committee formally established a group to examine China’s application to join the agreement. How will the prospects of joining the DEPA further accelerate the development of China’s cross-border e-commerce in Asia, Latin America, and Oceania? Will China’s effort to join the DEPA help bring Chinese law in line with the international standards stated in the agreement?

《数字经济伙伴关系协定》(DEPA)联合委员会正式成立工作组,查考中国加入该协定的申请。加入DEPA的前景将如何进一步加速中国跨境电子商务在亚洲、拉丁美洲和大洋洲的发展?中国为了加入 DEPA而作出的努力是否会有助于中国法律与该协定所规定的国际标准接轨?Read more

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The first batch of fresh avocados shipped to China from Kenya, Africa’s largest avocado exporter, just reached Shanghai. The shipment has arrived amid the growing trade between China and Africa. What aspects of China–Africa relations, apart from trade relations, are expected to show significant progress in the near future? Are there any challenges China and/or Africa will need to face as they turn towards expanding cooperation?

从非洲最大的牛油果出口国肯尼亚运往中国的第一批新鲜牛油果刚刚抵达上海。这批货物运抵之际,正值中非贸易日益增长之时。除了贸易关系外,中非关系的哪些方面也有望在不久的将来取得重大进展?中国和/或非洲在扩大合作时是否需要面对一些挑战?Read more

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China–Europe freight trains travel along more than 80 routes to connect nearly 200 cities in 24 European countries. In light of the win-win results for China and the countries along the routes, China has vowed to upgrade the service of these trains by establishing “international cooperation networks” and strengthening its support for cross-border e-commerce. What specific measures have been taken or agreed upon?

中欧班列已开通80多条线路,连接欧洲24个国家近200个城市。鉴于中国与沿线国家的双赢结果,中国明确表示会通过建立“国际合作网络”和加强对跨境电子商务的支持来提升这些列车服务的发展。这些国家已采取或商定了哪些具体措施?Read more

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The construction of the China–Kyrgyzstan–Uzbekistan Railway formally begins. Will it offer Kyrgyzstan and its neighboring countries unprecedented opportunities to become a hub of economic activities?

中吉乌铁路的建设正式展开。它会为吉尔吉斯斯坦及其周边国家成为经济活动中心提供前所未有的机会吗?Read more

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全球粮食危机不断的恶化使2021年12月开通的中老铁路对中国来说更加重要。中国是否已采取措施来帮助老挝,让其可以更好地应对相关法律风险?从中国的角度来看,帮助老挝从此60亿美元的铁路项目中获得最大利益,同时将风险降至最低,这将加强两国关系,并且有利于中国在该地区的发展。Read more

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The worsening food crisis around the world has made the China–Laos Railway, which opened in December 2021, even more important to China. Has China taken steps to help Laos so that the latter can manage related legal risks better? From China’s perspective, helping Laos maximize its benefits from this USD 6 billion railway project while minimizing the risks involved will strengthen the two countries’ relations and bode well for China’s presence in that region.Read more