"An overview of the bilateral relations Azerbaijan – UK, as well as Azerbaijan’s foreign policy updates and regional situation" with HE Tahir Taghizade
The Ambassador of Azerbaijan spoke about UK-Azerbaijan relations, in particular the potential for post-Brexit cooperation and the regional situation in the South Caucasus, in light of the recent military flare up along the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia. He also provided insights into Azerbaijan's international engagement, its relations with major global powers as well as the regional players.
Rehman Chishti MP, Chairman, welcomed everyone and Martin Vickers MP presided over the event.
Henry Tillman speaking at the Belt and Road Summit – September 2019
Henry Tillman speaking at the Arctic Circle China Forum, Shanghai
Ahead of the China Africa summit in a few days, Henry Tillman has published this analysis of Chinese works with and in Africa.
President Xi spoke at Brics in South Africa about helping an African Industrial Revolution.
This requires, in the Chinese experience, major investment in infrastructure to enable economic development.
This piece captures much of that. As part of the American push back at China’s emergence as a leading economy, many Cold War pieces are emerging that include suggestions of push back to China in Africa and some other places.
China deals with the world as it is. To my observation, there are reverses and challenges but the Bri project is motoring on through second level challenges.
China knew there would be many problems of implementation including American opposition. But it would seem that planers should adopt a dual strategy – success of American resistance and success of China’s plans. But it is vital that companies have a real understanding of both.
Over the past year in presentations around the world, two of our slides seem to attract the most interest. Since the material on these slides is now dated one year ago, we decided to upload these slides onto our website, without cost, as a way of educating those interested in learning more about the BRI. It is important to note that Education and Culture are also important components of the BRI – not just global trade and infrastructure connectivity.
BRI – Economic Corridors/Silk Roads – Q1 Investment Highlights. China/UK investment Forum: Institute of Directors (London)
Henry Tillman discussing an update in Q1 additions to the BRI – including some specific investments in such countries.
Chinese Policy Bank Loans and the Rapid Build out of the 21st Century Maritime Routes (2013 – 2015)
In light of the recent press regarding Chinese credit expansion, we decided to expand our May 2015 policy loan study to include all Chinese Government backed loans made during 2013-2015.
Chinese Policy Bank Loans since Announcement of Silk Road/Maritime Silk Route (now One Belt, One Road) (May 2015)
Since the announcement of formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), there has been considerable debate in some circles over China's historical track record on policy loans.
16 transactions, $9.4 billion across multiple geographical markets....
Aggregate Value ($22.7bn in 2014 vs. $20.6bn in 2013)
Q1 2014 saw four Chinese outbound automotive investments – all within the month of February......
Of the 13 strategic stakes made by foreign banks, 12 produced compound annual returns averaging 20%.