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Global2.0 declarations with 100 friends of Xi Jinping -Xiamen(Brics Plus), Beijing (Belt Road), WEF (Jan 2017), UN 2015, Tajikstan 2013, Beijing 1996


#theeconomist good news youth sustain livelihoods & planet map links- fall 17 edu reports unesco, brookings, world bank- navigating 11 win-win trading zones - China and 10 Latin America. 9 Africa, 8 Med Sea 7 Corridor of Stans and mid east; 6 N America :: EURASIA 5 West Europe 4 East Europe 3 Russia 2 India (including bangladesh myanmar corridor) 1 Pacific East ), 0 Inside China questions text usa 240 316 8157 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk good news korea (+79 nations) empowered by jinping's aiib2017 take climate goals collaboration race to new level- green big bang 1 2 world record book of job creation help! top 20 Economist challenges

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

via silicon dragon fannin -help develop a curriculum of the good, bad ugly unicorns

Bytedance founder and CEO Zhang Yiming is reconsidering his options of a TikTok sale after new China rules and a possible US ban as soon as September 15.
The new restrictions could hinder a purchase of TikTok by its would-be suitors: Microsoft, Walmart, Oracle, Twitter or possibly a direct rival Triller.
If China goes ahead and restricts exports of artificial intelligence to the US, that could be a dead end for TikTok's operations state-side. AI powers TikTok content to users based on their viewer preferences.
The Chinese tech founder may be driven "more by pride than price," as I was quoted in Bloomberg. He's fiercely independent, and once turned down an offer for Bytedance by a China tech giant.
From the start when he created TikTok in 2016, Zhang wanted a global presence. Now that looks very uncertain. TikTok is already blocked in India.
Interestingly, if a ban does happen in the US, Facebook will benefit. It's been competing with TikTok - and actually should have beat Bytedance to the market with the clever short-video app idea.
Surely Zhang never realized that his mobile app would be caught in the middle of US-China tensions over a tech race.
Silicon Dragon is getting quoted.
See some media clips here:
Bloomberg
Bytedance chief reconsiders options
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Assessing TikTok buyers
August 31
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China export ban throws wrench into TikTok sale
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CGTN Global
August 26

Channel News Asia, Money Mind
August 17
segment starts at 8:56

Bloomberg TV
Assessing the Rivalry Between US-China Tech Giants
IPOs
China's electric car maker Xpeng raised $1.5 billion in New York IPO. This comes as the U.S. has considered blocking China company IPOs on US exchanges.
You can read about Xpeng founder He Xiaopeng in Tech Titans of China.
See photo of Xpeng's founder I took at their Silicon Valley office.
And check out this tech chat between
Xpeng vice chairman Brian Gu and leading VC backer Jixun Foo of GGV Capital, at Silicon Dragon Beijing 2019.
Yep, we spot 'em early!

DEALS
Sequoia Capital China leads $173 million investment in South Korean fintech Viva Republica.

DST Global leads a Series C financing for Weee!, a fast-growing e-grocer in North America. Han Shen of iFly.vc shares that his firm remains the second-largest investor in the startup, which it backed in 2018. Weee! has expanded to eight regions, is cash-flow positive and turned profitable while growing 600% year over year.

Sequoia Capital China has led a Series B+ round in Chinese delivery robot Pudu Robotics, with existing shareholders Meituan, Everwin Investment, QC Capital, and Chengbohan Fund. This is the startup's second round of financing in two months.
 
DATA
A new report sent along by China Channel does a deep dive on China's social commerce upstart Pinduoduo in 53 slides.

NOTEWORTHY
AutoX is rolling out its RoboTaxi ride-hailing service in Shanghai to the public, a transit milestone for China’s largest city. The RoboTaxis can be booked through Alibaba’s AutoNavi smartphone app.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

china good newsletter july 2020

1 blockchain- see footnote 1
2 hong kong -top of l.ivesmatter.city in 2020 because its tech youth are designing win-wins with mainland and asean and with anyone interested in sdgs - see this  tour
3 aiib -see end of july zoom summit  -footnote 2

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1 from coindeck China’s Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) took a great leap forward by integrating with six public blockchains. Beginning Aug 10, Tezos, NEO, Nervos, EOS, IRISnet and Ethereum developers will be able to build dapps and run nodes drawing on bandwidth from BSN’s data centers. 

The BSN is a toolbox for open source developers to build blockchain applications. Sometimes called the “digital belt and road initiative,” the BSN is an oxymoronic experiment in nation state-led decentralized tech development.

“This is part of China's plan to be the one and only infrastructure provider for blockchain firms around the world,” CoinDesk’s David Pan reports. A continuation of President Xi Jinping’s commitment to “seize” the blockchain opportunity, the BSN reveals lingering contradictions in China’s approach to open source crypto projects. 

“The Chinese government and regulators are very cautious about decentralized public chains and try not to get involved in anything related to a public blockchain,” Hongfei Da, founder of NEO, said. “It is interesting to see BSN, which has a clear commercial purpose and is backed by entities with government background, is supporting such projects.” 
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Opening Ceremony28 July 2020, 5:00-5:30 p.m. (GMT+ 8)
The opening ceremony of the 2020 AIIB Annual Meeting will be livestreamed here. Please find the agenda below:

- Keynote Speech by the State Dignitary of the People’s Republic of China
- Remarks by Mr. Jin Liqun, President, AIIB
- Remarks by U Soe Win, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, AIIB & Union Minister for Planning and Finance, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
- Remarks by Hon. Bjarni Benediktsson, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, AIIB & Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Republic of Iceland
- Welcome Address by H.E. Liu Kun, Chair of the Board of Governors, AIIB & Minister of Finance, People’s Republic of China

Master of Ceremonies: Sir Danny Alexander, Secretary of the Board of Governors & Vice President, Corporate Secretary, AIIB
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Session One: Closing the Digital Divide: Infrastructure and Technologies28 July 2020, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (GMT+ 8)
Confirmed Speakers
Part one:
  • Konstantin LimitovskiyVice President, Investment Operations Region 2, AIIB 
  • Kai-Fu LeeChairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, Author 
Part Two:
  • Daniel AhnFounder and Partner, Clearvision
  • Manuel Etter, Vice President, Loon
Digital technology is transforming the global economy by creating new opportunities and changing the way we work. Digital infrastructure is the new virtual roads and railways underpinning the modern economy. Nevertheless, it is estimated that close to half of the world’s population remains unconnected to the internet, with the majority living in low and emerging economies. The divide also exists across business sectors, where the infrastructure sector has lagged behind in benefitting from the productivity gains that digital technology brings. 
This webinar will discuss the importance of digital infrastructure and closing the digital divide between regions, demographics, and sectors. It will start with a discussion on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approach to investing in digital infrastructure, in light of its newly approved Digital Infrastructure Strategy Sector, and how it hopes to, close digital divides and foster the uses of digital technologies in all infrastructure sectors. A panel of leading experts from across the world will share their views on the key characteristics of the digital divide—access, affordability, awareness, and ability—and the most influential and ready applications that can digitalize infrastructure and make it more efficient and resilient. The webinar will also share suggestions, concrete steps and initiatives that multilateral financial institutions such as AIIB can promote to improve digital infrastructure.
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Session Two: Private Equity for Emerging Markets Infrastructure During Crisis28 July 2020, 7:15-8:00 p.m. (GMT+ 8)
Confirmed Speakers:
· Dongik LeeDirector General, Investment Operations (Region 1), AIIB (Moderator)
· Josh LernerProfessor, Harvard Business School
· Christina TanCEOKeppel Asia Infrastructure Fund
· Jin-Yong CaiPartnerGlobal Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
The Asian private equity industry is a fast-moving sector where numerous innovative financing structures evolve in response to market needs. Like other sectors of the economy, private equity players have been affected by COVID-19, and have had to take on numerous adaptations and risk management measures to support economic recovery. 
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which has been actively developing its own private equity portfolio since 2018-2019, continues to engage the private equity industry to help it face the unique challenges of, and seize the new opportunities available in, the current financial environment. 
This webinar will discuss AIIB’s vision on private equity and the promotion of private equity investments in infrastructure. Joined by AIIB representatives and other leading experts, this session will look at the participation of multilateral financial institutions in private equity funds and how these funds can be a vehicle to catalyze private capital into infrastructure investments in emerging markets. In addition, experts will discuss opportunities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as growing interest from institutional investors in Asian private equity.
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Session Three: AIIB—the Establishment of a 21st Century Development Bank29 July 2020, 4:45-5:30 p.m. (GMT+ 8)
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Gerard SandersGeneral Counsel, AIIB
  • Shi YaobinChair of Budget Committee of National People’s Congress of China, and Chair of the Chief Negotiators Meeting for Establishing AIIB
  • Natalie LiechtensteinGeneral Counsel for the Chief Negotiators Meeting on Establishing AIIB, China Studies affiliated Scholar, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Chris Legg, Former Dean of the AIIB Board of Directors  (Moderator)
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) began operations in January 2016 with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes by investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia.

The architects and negotiators of AIIB drew on the accumulated experience of existing financial institutions to design a new kind of multilateral development bank. The management adopted recognizable financial products, best practices  and operational models that have laid the foundations of multilateralism. In addition, AIIB negotiators focused on establishing an institution responsive to a new multilateralism and sealed Articles of Agreement that aims to institutionalize best practices and introduce innovative approaches.

On the occasion of AIIB’s fifth Annual Meeting, this event will bring together key figures in the negotiation process that led to the establishment of the Bank. Panelists will discuss the key aspects of AIIB governance that contributed to its success and the innovative features that make AIIB a modern and unique institution. 
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Session Four: The Future of Regional Connectivity29 July 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (GMT+ 8)

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Joachim von AmsbergVice President, Policy, Strategy and Budget, AIIB
  • Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanawasExecutive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Rania Al-Mashat, AIIB Alternate Governor, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Haslinda AminBloomberg Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia (Moderator)
Regional connectivity is central to Asia’s economic development, yet improving connectivity is an area that suffers from vast underinvestment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created major economic and social disruption, compounding existing challenges to infrastructure investments, and encouraging people to consider not only the strengths, but also the weaknesses of the globalized economic system. While the economic forces of efficiency, economies of scale and comparative advantage that drove globalization and cross-border connectivity will remain, the pandemic is a unique opportunity to assess and re-envision the regional connectivity agenda.

At a time when many clients struggle to respond to the crisis, safeguarding the implementation of ongoing and new growth-enhancing programs is essential for a fast and sustainable recovery. With its mandate of fostering infrastructure financing, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) can play a catalytic role in addressing both short- and long-term impacts and create opportunities for innovation.

This webinar will discuss how countries can get the most from regional connectivity projects and make them work in a post-COVID-19 era. It will also explore how economies can help to reconcile the needs with opportunities for innovation and adaptation created by the crisis.
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Session Five: Investing in Climate Action29 July 2020, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (GMT+ 8)

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Danny AlexanderVice President and Corporate Secretary AIIB (Moderator)
  • Zou JiayiAIIB Alternate Governor, Vice Minister of Finance, People’s Republic of China
  • Yves PerrierCEO, Amundi
  • Nicholas SternIG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, and member of the AIIB International Advisory Panel
  • Stefen ShinPrincipal Investment Officer, AIIB

Strategic climate investments can both stimulate economies and build climate resilience. Globally, corporations are becoming increasingly aware of the need to mitigate climate change risks. As a result, they are progressively signing long-term, large-scale contracts that leverage incentives and local financing into climate finance. Governments are catalyzing private investment in climate resilience by providing incentives, funding innovation and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has made substantive efforts to include climate change priorities in its decision-making processes across its operations. Among its initiatives are the Asia Environmental, Social and Governance Enhanced Credit Managed Portfolio, and the Asia Climate Bond Portfolio in partnership with Amundi, the largest asset management company in Europe.
In this webinar, Sir Danny Alexander, AIIB Vice President and Corporate Secretary, together with AIIB Governors, prominent climate action expert Lord Nicholas Stern, and Amundi CEO Yves Perrier, will discuss the concrete steps undertaken by different actors to support the involvement of private capital in climate action and the opportunities ahead. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

what if all sustainable trading roads lead to and from sino-japan

this was the logic of my father's entrepreneurial revolution nand asian pacific century surveys in the economist from 1975 onwards

my father's favorite geo-historian at heard ezra vogel has just brought lout a book which explains how inyer=related the hapuets of asia consciousess movements are between india china and japan

roughly in 600 japan was a place of many tribes- one led by a woman sent emissaruesto choa to understand how china was more of a nation builder- they discovered and imported a consciousness culture whch had itself be borrowed from india

consciousness cultures tune into many natural deities (and rituals) not one golden rule one- most6 of the word is culturally atuned to consiousness cultures now singular gods (so called oilden rule faiths)

i first started seeing videos of abuy by the name of ma, jack mas in 2007 - interestingly jack was an english language coach and cultural explorer for 20 yearo befire a chnane visit to seatlle in 1995 occurred just as amazon was launching ecommerce- jack too conforms that the majority of the world's people's consciousness culture is borderless in its positive ways of valuing nature and responsibilities to each other sustainability goals

since nearly 2/3 people are asian how continental china manages its borders and routes beyond is tricky- note it has over 15 landed neighbors compared with usa's two;

lets start with some simpler routes


James Wilson and Norman Macrae were agreed the only reason they spent their lives mediating economics was ending poverty -the happiness and freedom search to empower every livelihood. Picking up their leadership pens, 105 years apart Wilson 1843 tried to celebrate goodwill of leaders as impacts of industrial revolution multiplied; Norman(1948) as the worldwide started an odyssey of doubling spends on communications every 7 years for 70 years- that's a 1000 fold increase of 2015now. Which women ensure that their half of the human race impacts the future of sustainably in all the ways that men are prone to risking most

Sunday, August 6, 2017


How the Belt and Road Became the 'Project of the Century'

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EIR's Bill Jones address Schiller Institute's , "The Belt and Road Initiative Opens a New Era for Humanity," July 22 , 2017.
Eurasian Land Bridge Report

we use belt road geographical layout and include some of its major projects as catalysts of emerging friendship networks ---
and value cgtn good news -eg brics : belt : china-us economic cooperation
0 china as epicenter of mapping sustainability world trade routes from 1996 , 1977
1 pacific east
1.0 south china sea -15 years asean charter
quarterbilliongirls.com editorial parters of the world record book of jobs creation ranks china as friending sustainability youth (economies) world with the top 2 world record job creators of 2017-2020 xi jinping and jack ma

*** Vaut Le Voyage

0 China- -China's wealthiest businessman leads commiss
0.1 beijing is both the host to the most collaborative global 2.0 summits such as biannual belt road and strategic think tank space linking in extraordinary alumni of eg tsinghua (with mit the world largest mooc provider) and peking u ; as well as supercity connector of green infrastructure banking
see www.worldcitize.tv to download SME maps contributed at China G20 as Hangzhou consensus turned the tide on what digital globalisation can doin creating global village jobs and celebrating 2030 youthful race to sustainability

culture entrepreneur note - when CGTN's travelogue host made her first
shenzhen 1 the supercity of makers movements - eg china's member of fabcity - watch out for BELT ROADS new bridge connecting hing kong and the extraordinary development region that shenzhen manufacturing became the world's epicentre of

hong kong summer 2017 celebrated 20th anniversary of being retu
known as supercity where multinational meet and where many global professions china offices are headquartered  - has also masterminded conflict resolution hosting of such extraordinary 21st C trading friends clusters as BRICS summits and shanghai cooperation organsiation linking region 2 3 7 - the m
Dalian news

(WEF)   dalian2017    odd year co-host of summer world economic forum rotated with ...
host 2017 china brics

direct rail to moscow -quarter of air cost
Bangladesh especially BRAC

Education (first new cuuriculum materna/infant health) in tandem with financial inclusion was how village women and girls were empowered to develop the nation of bangladesh.
3 UAE nowhere 2010-2016 has started up more gamechanging summits than this region with wise out of qatar and http://www.globalteacherprize.org/  out of dubai the 2 most notable

4 Scotland - thats's where Gordon Brown and his wife planted World in a School and became headhunted to be the special env
cgtn asean

note regional distinction between 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Ayesha Abed Foundation - in memory of Sir Fazle Abed's first wife - empowering trainer of women in fashion skills- Shameran in director representing AAF at the national investment bank  http://www.ipdcbd.com/?page_id=52 wonder if there is a way to connect with women leaders in city of London .... green youth opportunities. more at start of UN week Fashion4Development , wall street funds for Latin America's race to end poverty, ... or other investment banks in sustainability4girls
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This is an interesting subnetwork potentially pivotal to future of fashion sector - wonder if china has something similar emerging at taobao village networks empowered by ali baba supply chains

STORY
Despite being persistently mocked as a transvestite, Fatema shows sheer indifference to the cat-calling by the people around her. She is one of the oldest and most talented workers at one of the centers of Ayesha Abed Foundation (AAF). Fatema was cast out of her house by her brothers and has been looking after her mother for 15 years. Right when Fatema began looking for a living, AAF came as a beacon of light, and has have been her second home since then.
Trying to relocate and revitalise the general mass after the war of independence, BRAC, AAF’s buyer of products, was concerned about how they can make the current condition of the citizens better after the war of 1971. The light-bulb moment occurred when they realised the importance of empowering women in terms of income and independence: the idea having its roots in BRAC’s core vision of alleviating poverty and empowering people towards a better future. Soon, in 1976, BRAC along with Ayesha Abed, the founder of AAF, began to train women in hand-craft related work. Ayesha Abed initiated most of the activities as she urged women to become strong-willed and trained in the artisan sector. Hopes were pinned high upon Ayesha Abed. She arranged professional trainers, and they began training one woman at a time. They started with the most traditional of handicrafts, such as nakshi kantha and embroidered goods. Who would’ve known this one small step would lead to hundreds of women to achieving a milestone in their lives.
About the founder
Ayesha Abed was a social activist and the wife of BRAC’s founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. In 1982, Ayesha Abed Foundation was founded in the honour of the late Ayesha Abed. The primary focus of AAF was clear: to empower women from every nook and cranny of Bangladesh; especially women in devastating states who had endured a lot of pain and suffering.
AAF’s first project was carried out in 1983 in Manikganj, the place where the renowned zamindars, the Bara Bhuiyans, were defeated by the Mughal Empire. Home to the famous Matta Kshitish Lal Sarkar bari kali mandir, Baliati Zamindar Bari and a few other such forts, Manikganj had a very high illiteracy rate back in the 70s. Since illiterate women have been the best target of discrimination throughout the decades in Bangladesh, clearly Manikganj was the perfect place to look for women who needed help. AAF has always believed in instilling the right kind of attitude in women right from the beginning of its establishment. “My life has transformed into something better,” Fatema said regarding Ayesha Abed Foundation’s impact.
Role of the organisation
AAF acts as a facilitator in gathering and organising both skilled and untrained artisans from various village organisations across the country and providing them with training and employment in its numerous centers which serve as Aarong's production hubs. Even Aarong was born out of need, initially acting as the only buyer for AAF products. Aarong is a social enterprise creating livelihood and opportunities for over 65,000 rural artisans, 95% of whom are poor women. Ever since AAF was founded, Aarong has primarily been taking hand-made products by workers who are under it. AAF currently has 13 centers and 637 sub-centers all across Bangladesh.
In the beginning, the foundation began to study and catalogue the designs and motifs of traditional art forms by visiting museums, elderly craft masters and private collectors. They experimented with all kinds of native forms of design and materials, trying to figure out if AAF could help Aarong launch them in any of its product lines. The foundation hired skilled craftsmen to help train village women in stitching, weaving and dyeing. Soon women were seen in groups, mingling and making beautiful designs and embroideries on pieces of cloth, pulled tight on easels. They became so adept at what they do that they could stitch clothes without even looking at it.
That’s what AAF did with women: They made their hands agile and their lives advanced.
Taslima, who’s a 22-year-old single mother working in one of the sub-centers in Jamalpur, talks positively about AAF, much like Fatema. The district Jamalpur, situated on the bank of the Brahmaputra River, is abundant in ice, sugarcane, jute, tobacco, and mustard, which implies that the district is heavily reliant on men for agrarian work. This was clearly portrayed when, after being betrayed by her husband, abandoned, Taslima found no jobs available for her in any sector in Jamalpur. Ayesha Abed Foundation yet again arrived as a salvation to Taslima, and has done so in numerous occasions for women in dire conditions.
Services and vision
AAF has the artisan development initiative (ADI), a BRAC integrated development program for artisans who work at AFF. ADI brings six of BRAC’s core development programs like microfinance, health and nutrition. Services under ADI include access to microloans and savings accounts, access to free legal assistance and prenatal and postnatal care for pregnant artisans. Free sanitary latrines are distributed to the artisans in actual need of them, and awareness on safe water and good hygiene practices are promoted. Social stigmas are also openly brought up. The artisans are particularly fond of the legal sessions because these provide them access to practical solutions to their legal problems.
AAF’s work can be considered to be completely synonymous to women empowerment. AAF doesn’t just generate income for women but works towards embedding women with courage, independence and dreams waiting to be realised.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


text  friends of macrae,tv wash dc 240316 8157 to join in economist women main open spaces of march 2016

First follower posting to Frances (miss america nigeria friend of univerityofstars ) -and conscious youth network friends-  

by way of introduction because worldsocialtrade friends and i aim to be leading collaboration searchers with youth I am delighted when someone texts 2403168157 to say my cases are not best - instead look at case xxx- then friends and i can try and meet founders of both cases to make the most of each others outreach to youth action networks of sustainability