Asia Pacific Regional Developments

Title:

  Plotting the New Silk Road and what it will could mean for economic development

Author:

AUTHOR

Source:

The Siberian Times

Date:

September 11, 2015

Description:

Moscow and Beijing this month signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a Russian-Chinese economic alliance aimed at fostering cooperation based on the planned Silk Road East-West route, a concept for a modern trading framework based on the ancient Silk Road that connected China to the Mediterranean.

Tags: News, China-Russia relations, Silk Road, Trans-Siberian railway, Putin

Title:

  UK maritime services sector welcomes China’s One Belt, One Road plan

Author:

Bob Jaques

Source:

Seatrade Maritime News

Date:

September 10, 2015

Description:

The UK maritime sector’s positive response to China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Economic Belt development vision was confirmed by a strong turnout of high-level speakers and attendees at a half-day conference on the subject during London International Shipping Week.

Tags: News, One Belt On Road, impact on maritime sector, shipping, sealanes

Title:

  US-China: Climate Change Challenge and Opportunity

Author:

Li Shuo

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

September 09, 2015

Description:

With so many contentious bilateral issues between the U.S. and China – the South China Sea and cyber security to name just two – hopes are building for President Xi Jinping’s first official visit to the U.S. this September. The world’s two biggest CO2 emitters could deliver another environmental high note, one that could have crucial significance for climate talks in Paris in December this year

Tags: Commentary, China-US Relations, Climate Change, public goods

Title:

  Why It Matters That the US May Sanction Chinese Entities Over Cyber Espionage

Author:

Ankit Panda

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

September 01, 2015

Description:

The Washington Post reported on Sunday that the Obama administration was working to impose sanctions against Chinese individuals and entities involved in cyber attacks and espionage against the United States. The report comes just a couple weeks ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s inaugural state visit to the United States

Tags: Commentary, Island Construction, China-US Relations, Freedom of navigation, cyber-espionage, freedom of overflight