Archive for the ‘Serbia’ Category

China’s Billions Help Xi Make Useful Friends in Eastern Europe

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on China’s growing business relationships with Serbia and Hungary: It’s 10 a.m. and the high-speed train leaves Belgrade’s new, glass-and-steel station right on time. Thirty-six minutes later it pulls into Serbia’s northern city of Novi Sad, the first completed section of a 350 kilometer-long (217 mile) upgrade going up to […]

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The Dark Side of Clean Energy: China’s Copper Mine in Serbia

Via UnHerd, commentary on a Chinese-owned copper mine in Serbia: A tiny hay-cart blocks the path to a vast Chinese-owned copper mine. From it hangs a hand-painted sign that reads “life before profits”, a message for Serbia Zijin Mining, the subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate, which is seeking to build a road through a pretty […]

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How Jared Kushner’s Luxe Hotel Scheme Ignited a City Rebellion

Via Daily Beast, an article on a proposed development in Serbia, that has critics lambasting it as a government effort to curry favor with Donald Trump. A luxury real estate venture backed by Jared Kushner in Serbia has stoked fierce opposition from public officials and civilians who have accused Kushner of cultural insensitivity over the […]

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New China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement Raises Security Concerns for Europe

Via The Diplomat, an article on a new China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement which aims to increase trade flows and eliminate custom tariffs on arms deals, opening the field for sanctioned Chinese companies in Serbia: In October, the Serbian Parliament adopted an 850-page bilateral trade agreement with China. Drowned out by other global events – foremost the breakout […]

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Serbia Signs Natural Gas Deal With Azerbaijan

Via Balkan Insight, an article on a new gas deal that will help Serbia achieve its strategic goal of diversifying supplies and strengthen its position as a transit country for gas supplies to Central Europe: Serbia and Azerbaijan signed an agreement in Baku on Wednesday under which some 400 million cubic meters of gas from […]

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China Pledges To Invest Billions in Serbian Copper and Gold Mine

Via Energy Daily, a report of a Chinese pledge to invest in Serbian gold and copper assets: China is set to pour billions into a copper and gold mine in eastern Serbia, marking another dramatic increase in investment in the Balkan country by Beijing.According to a memorandum of understanding signed over the weekend in China’s […]

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