Russia’s Involvement With China’s Belt And Road Initiative: Interview With Chris Devonshire-Ellis

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Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the Chairman of Dezan Shira & Associates was a guest speaker with the St.Petersburg Rotary Club on October 21, and spoke for an hour about Russia and China’s Belt & Road Initiative. Chris is a Visiting Professor at the St.Petersburg Higher School of Economics and has a 30 year career in China and Asian law, tax and investment.

He discusses China-Russia trade, the Arctic Free Trade Zone, Northern Sea Passage, Eurasian High Speed Rail, the Meridan Highway, Eurasian Economic Union, the Power of Siberia pipeline, and China-Russia border free trade zones and upcoming trade agreements as well as Russia-India connectivity. The talk was later described by the host as “brilliant and informative”.

Chris’s discussion starts at 6:30 in the video.

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