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Fintech in Belt and Road - the Bavarian Benefits
Belt and Road Initiative—Germany

Fifth Belt and Road Summit opens today
The fifth Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today. The two-day event (30 November and 1 December) is being held online this year with a new virtual platform that includes plenary sessions, one-to-one business matching meetings, project pitching sessions and a virtual exhibition, bringing together some 80 ministerial officials and business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road. The event attracted an audience of more than 6,000 from some 80 countries and regions.

FinTech in Belt and Road - the UK FinTech Bridge
In the second round of our interviews at the Belt and Road Summit 2019 in Hong Kong, Blockchain.News gained further insights from European representatives Germany, as well as soon to be European exiters—the UK to learn more about their countries’ latest developments related to the Belt and Road Initiative.

Belt and Road Summit 2019—Iranian Investment, Malaysian FinTech and the Kazakh Belt Buckle
Rounding off our exclusive interviews for the 2019 Belt and Road Summit, jointly organized by the HKTDC and the HKSAR Government, we share insights from delegates from Iran, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan

Fifth Belt and Road Summit draws to successful close
The fifth Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s summit was changed to an online broadcast. With the new virtual platform helping to overcome geographical boundaries, more than 6,000 participants from about 80 countries and regions attended the event.

The Fourth Belt and Road Summit 2019 – FinTech Cultural Revolution for Inclusive and Green Finance
The fourth Belt and Road Summit jointly organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council was held on 11 to 12 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With around 5000 government officials, professionals and entrepreneurs from 69 countries attended the summit, opportunities and innovations were shared and explored.

Belt and Road in Hong Kong: the Emergence of Digital Gold in IoT
A US dollar global economy has led to the underwhelming volume of growth of Chinese goods being traded among the Belt and Road countries and corridors since the initiative began in 2013. GoldZip is the exciting new digital tool allowing countries to barter goods based on their digital gold values.

FinTech in Belt and Road - Transforming French Freight Logistics with Blockchain
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) seeks to improve trade connectivity by upgrading transport infrastructure across much of Eurasia. The undertaking spans a massive geographic area covering as many as 63 countries, accounting for sixty percent of the world’s population and thirty percent of global GDP.

Belt and Road Initiative – Hong Kong the Gateway for RMB Internationalization
Many analysts have come to view BRI as a diplomatic offensive with geopolitical motives. However, the initiative is primarily driven by the Middle Kingdom’s pressing need to transform its national economy through further integration with the world.

China expands digital yuan usage for cross-border trade
China is promoting the use of its digital yuan, also known as e-CNY, for cross-border trade in its Belt and Road initiative. The city of Xuzhou plans to allow the use of e-CNY to pay for services and storage charges for goods carried by cross-border trains, with plans to extend its usage to pay taxes and utility services in the city. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is also testing the digital yuan as a cross-border payment tool in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, while the Chinese government ramps up its CBDC efforts amid a shift away from the U.S. dollar in international trade markets.

FinTech Remains as a High Priority Sector, Says Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at the Asian Financial Forum 2020
The 13th Asian Financial Forum, taking place as a two-day event starting on Jan. 13, 2020, in Hong Kong, gathering the most influential leaders of the global financial, government, and business sectors, groundbreaking discussions on inclusiveness, innovation, and fintech.

China’s President Xi Jinping Asks ASEAN Countries to Join Hands in Building A ‘Digital Silk Road’
China’s President Xi Jinping is calling for greater collaboration among ASEAN member states and has asked them to promote a ‘Digital Silk Road’ in the region.

Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty for Covering Up His Darknet Involvement to FBI and IRS
Silk Road computer programmer Michael R. Weigand pleaded guilty for providing false statements regarding his involvement with the darknet marketplace.

SAP and GS1 to Establish Blockchain Prototype to Enhance Road Safety
SAP and GS1 have created a blockchain prototype intended at the digitization of tire retread activities for better road safety. Notably, the blockchain network deployed will be instrumental in tracking tires’ life-cycle.